No more Commanders: Met to get rid of top title

The Met has announced it will no longer have the roles of Commander or Chief Inspector by 2018 as part of plans to “transform the organisation”.

It claims that it will improve efficiency by removing “layers of hierarchy” and allowing officers to make decisions more quickly.

The force has been running a pilot in Westminster, and the results have suggested that more effective decision-making comes when the changes are put in place.

“The Met has always adapted to the challenges of making London the safest global city. This change will allow more agile decision-making and better communication as we transform ourselves for the challenges of policing in a digital age,” said Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey said.

“We are fortunate to have exceptional officers at both Commander and Chief Inspector rank, who play a vital role in managing the risks to public safety in London.

“I am hugely grateful to all the officers who currently hold these ranks, and we will continue to value their commitment to the organisation while we introduce a new structure that is right for the changing demands on policing,” he added.

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