By Christain Smith
An Assistant Commissioner of Police, Cressida Dick has been promoted to the role of Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police – becoming the first woman to ever lead the Force in its 187-year history.
The Metropolitan Police Force is the territorial police force responsible for policing Greater London (but not the City of London itself)
The 56-year-old was among a strong candidate of six that were as shortlisted for the role by the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd and the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.
She succeeds Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, who has retired after five and a half years in the post.
Today, The Mr Khan noted that Ms Dick was the first woman to lead the Met since its inception.
In a statement posted on his twitter account, he congratulated her, saying her promotion was “a historic day for London and a proud day for me as Mayor.”