Met Police appoints two new Assistant Commissioners

Nick Ephgrave (left) and Mark Simmons.

The Met Police Commissioner, Cressida Dick, has appointed two new Assistant Commissioners, Nick Ephgrave and Mark Simmons.

The Commissioner said, “I am delighted to announce both Mark Simmons and Nick Ephgrave as our new Assistant Commissioners. Both have enormous experience of working in policing and their input and expertise will be invaluable to both the Met and to London.”

Mark Simmons, currently Deputy Assistant Commissioner and Head of Local Policing, will succeed Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt in leading the Met’s Frontline Policing Command, which includes the 12 local command units across London.

Mark has been in the Met for 37 years, the majority of which has been in local policing, including Borough Commander for Tower Hamlets. He was promoted to Commander where he led on crime and criminal justice. Promoted again to DAC, he has held roles in professionalism and local policing.

Nick Ephgrave began his policing career in the Met in 1990; he has worked in a variety of uniform and CID roles. He was the Borough Commander for Lambeth and a senior investigating officer in Homicide. He has worked for Surrey Police as Chief Constable for the last two years and has been leading for the National Police Chiefs Council on Criminal Justice.

A formal start date for the new Assistant Commissioners will be confirmed shortly.