Dame Lynne Owens has been appointed as Deputy Commissioner

Dame Lynne Owens has been appointed as Deputy Commissioner

Dame Lynne Owens is now serving as the Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service

Her appointment was confirmed by His Majesty the King following a recommendation from the Home Secretary, who expressed support from the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime.

Dame Lynne has spent over 32 years working in policing and national security. She has led the highest level of leadership roles, including a stint at the Home Secretary

She has been Deputy Commissioner of Police since September 2022

The Metropolitan Police Service began implementing its Turnaround Plan, which is designed to drastically improve the public’s trust in them. With an entire overhaul of leadership included in the plan, there is a greater assurance that they will be able to turn their fortunes around and restore their reputation.

Deputy Commissioner Dame Lynne Owens said:

“I am pleased to return to policing to support Sir Mark, the wider leadership team and the hardworking officers, staff and volunteers of the Met in protecting and serving all of London’s communities.”

Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley said:

“She is an exceptional leader and I am excited to continue working closely with her as we deliver for London.”

Home Secretary Suella Braverman said:

“I expect the leadership team to make sure the force is getting the basics right, preventing and solving burglaries, tackling knife crime and antisocial behaviour, and making streets safer for women and girls. I look forward to working together on this common goal.”

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said:

“Dame Lynne will bring to the role her extensive experience of policing and her commitment to ensuring Londoners continue to benefit from falling violent crime and see the urgent step-change in culture, standards and performance that is needed in the Met.”

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