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Tributes paid to former Commissioner

News   •   Nov 13, 2017 13:38 GMT

Tributes have been paid following the death of the former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Peter Imbert.

Lord Imbert died on Monday, 13 November. He was Commissioner between 1987 and 1993, and had previously been the Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police.

The Commissioner Cressida Dick, said: "Lord Imbert’s passing is very sad news indeed. He contributed so much to policing in London and to public life. As a long term Met officer, he spent 13 years as a constable before rising through the ranks, ultimately becoming Deputy Commissioner and in 1987 Commissioner. His heart was always with the women and men of the Met. He loved people, he cared about people and he was a kind, utterly decent man and leader who did much to modernise the police service. 

"His interest in policing continued through his “retirement” – speaking in the Lords, visiting and supporting as Lord Lieutenant, encouraging and mentoring a multitude of leaders in subsequent generations and an ever present figure at social and charitable events until very recently.

"He will be sorely missed by so many Met people, past and present. Our deepest condolences go to his wife, Iris, and his three children.”