Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has announced the appointment of Louisa Rolfe, the current Deputy Chief Constable of West Midlands Police, as the new Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner.
The Commissioner said, “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Louisa Rolfe who will join us in the role of Assistant Commissioner, assuming responsibility for Met Operations. I congratulate Louisa on her appointment and look forward to welcoming her to the Met as a member of my Management Board. Competition for the role was strong and I know Louisa will be a great asset to the Met and London.”
AC Louisa Rolfe will replace AC Mark Simmons who had earlier this year given the Commissioner extended notice of his intention to retire but has agreed to stay on to lead the Met’s operational response to the COVID outbreak.
The Commissioner added, “Mark Simmons is a police officer who has given 37 years to policing London and someone with a wealth of knowledge and experience in policing, which is absolutely crucial in our response to the outbreak of COVID. I am very grateful to him for delaying his retirement at this unprecedented time.”
A further external candidate has been placed on a select list so that should another vacancy arise at Assistant Commissioner level in the next 12 months, they may be appointed without further competition.