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Bernard Hogan-Howe Chief Constable Merseyside Police
Bernard Hogan-Howe was born in Sheffield. He has an MA in Law from Oxford University, a diploma in Applied Criminology and was awarded an MBA in Business Administration from Sheffield University.

He joined South Yorkshire Police in 1979 where he worked as District Commander, Doncaster West Area and also headed departments in traffic policing and a team responsible for implementing a comprehensive reorganisation of South Yorkshire Police. He has experience in crime investigation and strategic leadership of major public events, public disorder and organised crime, particularly involving the use of firearms.

In 1997, he joined Merseyside Police as ACC Community Affairs before taking responsibility for Area Operations in 1999. He has been Gold Commander for the Grand National, the Millennium celebrations and Open Golf Tournament. He was Gold Commander during the Petrol Disputes of 2000/2001.

Mr Hogan-Howe joined the Metropolitan Police Service as Assistant Commissioner in July 2001, with responsibility for Human Resources. During this time, he led a team which recruited 10,000 officers and 1,500 Police Community Support Officers in 3 years. This helped the Metropolitan Police to attain 20% growth reaching 30,000 officers, the largest ever in the history of the Metropolitan Police. In his final year, the Force took 15% of recruits from the minority communities of London.

He also represented ACPO as Chair of the Personnel Committee and took part in National Terms and conditions discussions at the Police Negotiating Board in 2002/03 rejecting the Police Reform Act 2003.

He was appointed Chief Constable of Merseyside Police on 25 September 2004.
Mr Hogan-Howe is a Board Member of The Mersey Partnership.
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Bernard Hogan-Howe Chief Constable Merseyside Police

Bernard Hogan-Howe was born in Sheffield. He has an MA in Law from Oxford University, a diploma in Applied Criminology and was awarded an MBA in Business Administration from Sheffield University.

He joined South Yorkshire Police in 1979 where he worked as District Commander, Doncaster West Area and also headed departments in traffic policing and a team responsible for implementing a comprehensive reorganisation of South Yorkshire Police. He has experience in crime investigation and strategic leadership of major public events, public disorder and organised crime, particularly involving the use of firearms.

In 1997, he joined Merseyside Police as ACC Community Affairs before taking responsibility for Area Operations in 1999. He has been Gold Commander for the Grand National, the Millennium celebrations and Open Golf Tournament. He was Gold Commander during the Petrol Disputes of 2000/2001.

Mr Hogan-Howe joined the Metropolitan Police Service as Assistant Commissioner in July 2001, with responsibility for Human Resources. During this time, he led a team which recruited 10,000 officers and 1,500 Police Community Support Officers in 3 years. This helped the Metropolitan Police to attain 20% growth reaching 30,000 officers, the largest ever in the history of the Metropolitan Police. In his final year, the Force took 15% of recruits from the minority communities of London.

He also represented ACPO as Chair of the Personnel Committee and took part in National Terms and conditions discussions at the Police Negotiating Board in 2002/03 rejecting the Police Reform Act 2003.

He was appointed Chief Constable of Merseyside Police on 25 September 2004.
Mr Hogan-Howe is a Board Member of The Mersey Partnership.

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