Resolved Unanimously:- That, on the occasion of his retirement, Members of this Court take great pleasure in conveying to Ian Dyson QPM their gratitude and sincere appreciation for the distinguished manner in which he has carried out the role of Commissioner of the City of London Police.
In 2010, Ian joined the City of London Police as Commander and soon became Assistant Commissioner just a few years later in 2012. He was finally appointed as the 15th Commissioner of the City of London Police in 2016.
Ian’s dedication to the force ensured that the City of London became the safest business district in the world. From the Miner’s Strike to the Extinction Rebellion Protests, Ian’s 38 years in policing have covered a plethora of significant events. His dedication to counter terrorism was reflected in the Force’s response to both the 2017 London Bridge attack and the 2019 Fishmongers’ Hall attack. Here, he and the force’s personal commitment towards the victims and their families was inimitable.
Ian’s passion for fighting economic crime saw an increased focus on obtaining local and national funding for fraud prevention as well as the expansion of available resources for the Economic Crime Directorate which enabled the creation of the post of Assistant Commissioner for Economic and Cyber Crime. Throughout his tenure, Ian collaborated with the National Police Chiefs’ Council and attained the cyber portfolio. This further highlighted the Force’s specialisms for economic crime and protective security.
Equality, diversity, and inclusivity in the Force has also improved drastically throughout Ian’s time as Commissioner. A renewed focus on recruitment has left the City of London Police dedicated to making change and ensuring diversity throughout the Force.
Ian has shown extreme loyalty to policing since starting his career in 1983. His devotion to crime prevention and serving his community has ensured great success for both Ian personally and for the City of London Police. Despite challenges and a constantly changing environment, Ian has always provided exemplary service which is reflected in the Force that he led.
In thanking Ian for his most distinguished service, the Court wishes to express to both Ian and Fiona their sincere wishes for a lengthy, happy and healthy retirement.