Adrian Leppard

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Adrian Leppard
Awards Queen's Police Medal (2012)
Police career
Department City of London Police
Country Surrey Police
Kent Police
City of London Police
Years of service 1984 - present
Rank Commissioner

Adrian Leppard, QPM is a senior British police officer and the current Commissioner of the City of London Police. He was previously Deputy Chief Constable of Kent Police and has served as a detective with Surrey Police.

Early life and education[edit]

Leppard was born in Surrey, England.[1] In 2000, he graduated from City University London with a Master of Business Administration (MBA).[1]

Police career[edit]

Lepppard began his police in 1984 when he joined Surrey Police as a constable.[2][3] He served as a traffic officer in the early years of his career.[4] In 1989, he was promoted to sergeant and trained as a detective.[4] As a senior investigating officer, he investigated a number of murders including the contract killing of Mario Commatteo.[2][4] By 2003, he has risen to become the area commander of North West Surrey in the rank of chief superintendent.[5]

In 2005, he transferred to Kent Police as an assistant chief constable with responsibly for specialist operations.[6] In September 2005, he became assistant chief constable with responsibly for area operations.[1] He led the investigation into the Securitas depot robbery that had occurred in February 2006.[4] In December 2007, he was promoted to deputy chief constable.[2] From March until July 2010, he was serving as temporary chief constable of the force.[7]

In January 2011, he left Kent Police to join the City of London Police as Commissioner.[3] In addition to leading the City's police, he is head of the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau.[1][8] In the 2012 New Year Honours, he was awarded the Queen's Police Medal. [9]

Personal life[edit]

Leppard has raised at least $1 million for charity.[10] In January 2013, he took part in the Wings of Kilimanjaro, a charity event that involved climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and paragliding off the top.[11][12]

He is a keen paraglider, having started in 1997.[13] He and his wife were injured in a paragliding accident in France on 29 June 2012; he broke his arm, she injured her back.[14]


  1. ^ a b c d "Commissioner Adrian Leppard, QPM MBA". Cambridge Symposium. City of London Police. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "City Police Hotseat Occupied". Police Oracle. 10 January 2011. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Commissioner". City of London Police. 18 November 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d "The man leading £53m raid probe". BBC News. 1 March 2006. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Police officer receives commendation for life saving action". Lightwater Village. 8 April 2003. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Leppard appointed Deputy Chief Constable". Kent Online. 6 December 2007. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Police officer receives commendation for life saving action". Nottingham Post. 21 May 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  8. ^ Russell, Jonathan (20 June 2011). "City of London Police chief Adrian Leppard seeks private sector help to fight economic crime". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  9. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60009. p. 26. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  10. ^ "Commissioner Adrian Leppard". The Global Peace & Unity Festival. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  11. ^ Dartford, Katy. "Wings of Kilimanjaro at the Lord Mayors Show". Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "Wings of Kilimanjaro launches". Trek and Mountain. 9 November 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  13. ^ City of London Police Commissioner, Adrian Leppard, talks about Wings Of Kilimanjaro. Wings Of Kilimanjaro. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2014. "I've been flying for 15 years" 
  14. ^ "Commissioner of the City of London Adrian Leppard". Surrey Constabulary Blog. Emergency Shorts. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 

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Police appointments
Preceded by
Mike Bowron
Commissioner of the City of London Police