Temporary Commissioner appointed at City of London Police

A Temporary Commissioner has been appointed at the City of London Police.

City of London Police Commissioner, Angela McLaren, is currently away from work while she receives treatment for a musculoskeletal condition. 

Assistant Commissioner Pete O’Doherty has been appointed as Temporary Commissioner of the City Police whilst the Commissioner is away from work.  

 Chair of the City of London Corporation’s Police Authority Board, James Thomson said:

 "Assistant Commissioner Pete O’Doherty is well qualified to step into the Commissioner’s role and he has my full support.

 “This appointment will ensure that the City Police has the right level of leadership resilience and capabilities in place to continue to meet its local and national policing responsibilities.

 “We wish Angela a speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming her back to the City soon.”

 Pete O’Doherty joined the force in January 2022 as Assistant Commissioner.

 He started his policing career in the City of London and was previously Assistant Chief Constable at Thames Valley Police where he was the Southeast Regional Lead for Counter Terrorism, and Serious and Organised Crime.

 Temporary Commissioner Pete O’Doherty said:

 “All of us at the City of London Police are looking forward to the Commissioner returning when she is better.

 “Until then I am honoured to step up as Temporary Commissioner to oversee and ensure the continued delivery of our police service here in the City of London and, nationally as lead force for fraud.”


Notes for Editors:

 About the City of London Corporation: 

The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally successful UK.

The City of London Corporation’s Police Authority Board holds the Commissioner of the City of London Police to account and aims to support the force in running an effective and efficient service, ensuring value for money, and setting policing priorities considering the views of the local community.