UK News: Black Female Police Officer Appointed As New Assistant Commissioner For Specialist Crime And Operations

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The Metropolitan Police has announced that Patricia Gallan has been appointed as the new assistant commissioner for specialist crime and operations.

Gallan joined the police force 27 years ago and began her career policing in east London, where she trained to become a detective. 

In response to this news, chairman of the Metropolitan Black Police Association Janet Hills said:

“I am delighted to hear the news that Patricia Gallan has been promoted. Gallan has made history as being the first black female at this rank and will act as a role model to others.”

Gallan, who will  leave her current post as deputy assistant commissioner for specialist operations – security and protection said:

“I am pleased and honoured to be appointed to this post and excited about the opportunity it presents to work with some of the best detectives in the country plus a diverse range of operational units, all of which contribute to making London a safer place to be”

Met chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe added:

“I am delighted to welcome Patricia to her new post. Having worked with her for several years, I know her commitment, professionalism and wealth of experience will be a real asset to this role.”

Congratulations Patricia.

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