Theresa May, the Home Secretary, has extended the contract of Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, by one year.
In a statement May said:
“Sir Bernard has been at the forefront of the vital and important challenge of policing London at a time of heightened security. His determination and commitment to cutting crime has helped keep London safe.
Extending Sir Bernard’s appointment for one year means that the new Mayor of London will be able to take an informed view about any representations they may wish to make about the longer term leadership of the force.
I look forward to continue working with Sir Bernard to reform the Metropolitan Police, cut crime and keep London safe”.