MPA appoints new Assistant
Commissioner to the Met
December 18 2006
Police Authority today appointed John Yates to become the Metropolitan
Police Service's fifth Assistant Commissioner.
As a member
of the MPS management board, John Yates will help formulate the strategic
direction of the largest police service in the country and will manage
a major business area.
were conducted by a panel of eight MPA members, with Sir Ian Blair,
the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, acting as police adviser. Her
Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary, Denis O'Connor, and Baroness Rennie
Fritchie acted as independent advisors. Catherine Crawford, Chief Executive
& Clerk to the MPA, was also in attendance.
the appointment, Len Duvall, chair of the MPA, said:
of the Metropolitan Police Authority I wish to congratulate John Yates
on appointment to his new post. John, who has held the position of Temporary
Assistant Commissioner for the past few months, impressed the panel
with his strategic knowledge, tactical skills and experience and we
are confident that he will continue to make a significant impact in
of policing London, one of the world's major capitals, with its many
complexities and wonderfully diverse and vibrant communities, exacts
the highest degree of professionalism and expertise from every serving
officer. This is even more true at the strategic command level and we
have no doubt that John will lead by example."
Sir Ian Blair
to congratulate John Yates on his appointment as Assistant Commissioner.
In a long and distinguished career with the Metropolitan Police Service,
he has consistently demonstrated his policing ability working at the
highest levels. I look forward to working with him as he takes on this
John Yates -
John Yates is
currently performing the role of Temporary Assistant Commissioner with
responsibility for the Directorate of Professional Standards in the
Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).
He has served
as a senior Detective in north and west London and been the Senior Investigating
Officer on over 20 murders. He led one of the most complex corruption
inquiries of recent years that led to the imprisonment of six serving
detectives for sentences totalling 46 years. He was Staff Officer to
Sir Paul Condon, now Lord Condon, throughout the period of the Stephen
to ACPO he was appointed to the role of Commander Crime, Territorial
Policing, with responsibility, amongst other things, for street crime,
burglary and rape investigations in the MPS.
He was promoted
to Deputy Assistant Commissioner in January 2004 and was posted to the
role of Director of Serious and Organised Crime in the MPS, with responsibility
for homicide, child protection, tackling organised criminal networks,
gun crime and covert policing.
He also led
the UK policing response to the South East Asian Tsunami and the MPS
response to the Stockwell Shooting. He is the ACPO lead for Rape and
Serious Sexual Offences involving adults. He is a Commissioner on the
Royal Society of Arts Drugs Commission and a member of The Prince's
Trust London Council.
In January 2006,
he was awarded the Queen's Police Medal for distinguished services to
He is married
with two children. His interests include long-distance cycle racing,
cooking and he is an avid supporter of Liverpool Football Club.