We were honoured to have Ian Dyson QPM, Commissioner of Police for the City of London, as our principal guest at JP Morgan in Canary Wharf for a second year. A wonderful view over London was afforded to members and guests from an executive dining room on the 31st floor, where we enjoyed an excellent repast with fine wines and good company.
The guests were welcomed by Master Phill Hagon QPM.
We were privileged to have Sheriff Elect Liz Green, attend our prestigious event and raise a toast to the Company on behalf of the guests.
Ian Dyson joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1983 and rose through the ranks, transferring to Surrey Police as Assistant Chief Constable in 1983. He transformed Neighbourhood policing and raised its status in the process. He joined the City of London Police as Commander in 2010 and was promoted to Assistant Commissioner in 2010. He was appointed as Commissioner and awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in 2016.
The Commissioner gave an insightful presentation under Chatham House rules of the current challenges facing policing both locally and nationally. He covered where Policing is now, Counter Terrorism, Fraud and Cybercrime and what is happening in the City of London. He responded candidly to some searching questions.
We are most appreciative of the efforts of Jon Denial and the generosity of JP Morgan for hosting the event and for providing the food and wine, allowing donations made by those attending the function to directly benefit our Charitable Trust.
Russell Penny, Court Assistant
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