Speaking as part of her regular slot on BBC Radio London, Commissioner Cressida Dick spoke to Eddie Nestor on Tuesday, 16 June to discuss the recent protests, ongoing work to increase diversity across the Met and her personal commitment to improving the trust and confidence of the public.
“I particularly want to improve trust and confidence of those people who have less trust and confidence with us. We’ve been trying to do that in all kinds of ways,” she said.
“We are much more transparent than we have been, and than other police services in the world. We are much more open to scrutiny and we welcome that. We are much more accountable.”
During the interview, the Commissioner also answered a number of calls from the public on subjects ranging from what the Met was doing to increase the diversity of its workforce to how officers are trained.
Ending the interview with a direct message to the public, she said she recognised that people are currently concerned about significant social issues.
“All of us must try to work together to build bridges for a safer city for the future,” she said.
“We know we’re not perfect but work with us, join us, volunteer with us. Become a police officer. Give us advice. Don’t stand by and criticise, come and help us.”
Listen here for the full interview: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08ftbb8