Bernard Hogan-Howe Keynote Speaker

  • Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police (2011-2017)
  • Extensive experience of policing major public events including the successful 2012 Olympics Games
  • Respected commentator on issues surrounding UK domestic security

Bernard Hogan-Howe's Biography

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe was the most senior police officer in the UK. He led the Metropolitan Police, an organisation of nearly 50,000 people with a budget of £3.2 billion. He was directly accountable to the Home Secretary, supervised by parliamentary committees and had national responsibilities, which included leading counter terrorism policing throughout the UK and protecting the Royal Family and senior members of the government both at home and abroad.

Sir Bernard’s career has been characterised by high achievement, having successfully delivered numerous strategic objectives and efficiency improvements while holding weighty appointments with substantial responsibilities. He has a wealth of experience in creating cultural change, developing and implementing new strategies to transform corporate identities. He has built his success on the simple strategy of Total Policing. This involves a war on crime and care for victims.

As Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and Chief Constable of Merseyside he delivered significant reductions in crime during his 5 years tenure: 20% in London and 36% in Merseyside. In London, despite a budgetary loss of £600 million, he managed to maintain police officer numbers while the rest of England and Wales lost 20,000 police.

When he took command of the Metropolian Police, the capital city of 8.4 million people was in a state of shock caused by the large scale riots of 2011.  The organisation itself was in crisis having lost half the Management Board.  Despite these challenges and with a limited timescale of only a few months he planned and delivered a safe city, a safe Olympics and saved £600 million.

During the next five years, the national threat level was set at ‘severe’ and attacks occurred throughout Europe. However, only one terrorist attack got through during his command. He has continued to build the UK police and Security Service partnership, which is recognised as the best in the world with its profound links to neighbourhood based community policing.

Sir Bernard has extensive experience of policing major public events. These include the successful 2012 Olympics Games, 2008 Liverpool European City of Culture, State Visits, The State Opening of Parliament, many major sporting events and multiple large scale public political protests on the streets of London.

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Videos of Bernard Hogan-Howe

Total Policing: the future of policing in London
Total Policing: the future of policing in London
Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe being a Police Officer in London
Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe being a Police Officer in London
LONDON'S POLICE COMMISSIONER CLASHES WITH ASSEMBLY MEMBERS OVER 'STRAIGHT ANSWERS'
LONDON'S POLICE COMMISSIONER CLASHES WITH ASSEMBLY MEMBERS OVER 'STRAIGHT ANSWERS'

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