Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick CBE QPM

2017 - present (Service as Metropolitan Police Commissioner)

Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police in London -the highest ranking police officer in the UK. She is the first woman to take this role. Before 2005, Dick attracted little media attention, but became well known as having been the officer in command of the operation which led to the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes. She was cleared of personal blame in a 2007 criminal trial. Dick came out as gay in April 2017, making her the highest-ranked lesbian officer in British police history.