Commander, Met Police
Alex has worked in the CID, Counter terrorism and local policing. He is a firearms, CT and public order commander. In West Midlands Police he was temporary ACC for Crime prior to becoming Commander (Specialist Crime) in the Met (trafficking, online child abuse, flying squad, economic crime, cyber crime, major crime). He also assists with leading in the areas of COVID and diversity. He is now the Chief Officer lead for violence in London.
In 2008 graduated from Cambridge University with a thesis developing the understanding of police legitimacy within Muslim communities. He is the founder of the Society of Evidence Based Policing and has conducted RCT’s, many with a focus on behavioural science. He has worked on police training programmes in India, Cambodia and Europe. In 2014 he received the Superintendents award for Excellence in Policing and has been recognised by George Mason University’s Centre for Evidence Based Policing. He is a visiting scholar at Cambridge University and in 2017 he was awarded an OBE. In 2019 he was also the SRO for the spending review submission to the Home Office