The new police commissioner of London
The police commissioner, there will frighten the criminals
Bernard Hogan-Howe has shown that he can put a tough stand against criminals. Now he must prove, if he also can manoeuvre in the political expose work as chief of London police.
A writer from the Great Britain
Traditional police virtues must get back in the high seat. That’s the message from the new chief of 50.000 employees at Metropolitan Police in London.
The fifty-three-years old Bernard Hogan-Howe is selected in a tight race with three other candidates. His special ability to talk with and understand politicians is particularly why he got the job.
He is the third leader of Metropolitan police in only three years. The last two predecessors felled into disfavour with their politically bosses. Unlike the other police commissioners, is the leader of the police in the metropolitan area subject to political management – and must even report to both the Minister of the Interior Theresa May, which is minister of the police, and also to Minister Boris Johnson in London. They are both conservative people and both of them had conversations with the candidates.
Bernard Hogan-Howe is taken over a police corps, which has been hit by a long series of scandals – including an unpleasant close connection to the closed scandal newspaper News of the World – and also the handling of the summer´s riots in London, which was allowed to run out of control. On the other hand have the police been charge to suppress too hard on the demonstrators, when unions and students have been on the street.
The most urgent task for the new chief will be The Olympic Games in London next summer. Here will not just be hundred thousands of spectators, but also athletes and especially head of states, which will demand a massive police effort.
Bernard Hogan-Howe has recently been current second in commanded of the police in London, where the previous number two was appointed as...