First female police chief of Islington sworn in

Catherine Roper, Islington's new borough commander

Catherine Roper, Islington's new borough commander - Credit: Archant

New borough commander named as Ch Supt Gerry Campbell leaves post

A new police chief will be Islington’s first female borough commander.

Ch Supt Catherine Roper took over control of the borough’s police force from Gerry Campbell on Monday morning.

She joined the Met in 2000, and has spent at least two years in specialist protection (SO1), where she was part of a team providing armed personal protection services for ministers, and public officials at threat from terrorism, including visiting heads of government and other public figures.

Speaking on a Metropolitan Police career video, she said: “In terms of what motivates and inspires me to do the job every day I’d say its


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“One is delivering a quality product for the people of London and for all the different people I work with is incredibly important to me. And I constantly strive to improve the standards and make sure that I also facilitate myself to be able to also deliver a quality product.

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“I think the other part that inspires me is that actually, I work with some incredible people.”

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