Sue Akers

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Susan Penelope Akers, CBE, QPM is a retired Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the British Metropolitan Police Service. She held the post of Head of Organized Crime & Criminal Networks in the Specialist Crime Directorate within that force.[1]

She joined the force in 1976.[2]

She was promoted by the Metropolitan Police Authority from the rank of Chief Superintendent to Commander in 2004.[3]

She was awarded the Queen's Police Medal in 2007.[2]

As of February 2011, she was leading Operation Weeting, the most recent British police investigation into allegations of phone hacking in the News International phone hacking scandal.[4] In July 2011, as the result of documents submitted to Operation Weeting, she also took on the leadership of a related investigation, Operation Elveden.[5]She is also in charge of a third investigation, Operation Tuleta, which is looking at allegations that computers were hacked to obtain private information.[6]Akers has also been leading police inquiries into the potential involvement of intelligence services in relation to detainees held abroad.[6]

Akers retired at the end of 2012.[6] She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to policing.[7]


  1. ^ "Metropolitan Police Service - SCD - DAC Sue Akers QPM". Metropolitan Police Service. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "SUE AKERS, QPM - COMMANDER - METROPOLITAN POLICE SERVICE". British Association for Women in Policing. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "MPA appoints new Metropolitan Police commanders". Metropolitan Police Authority. 4 November 2004. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Rebecca Camber and Stephen Wright (10 February 2011). "Up to 3,000 may have been victims of phone hacking". Daily Mail. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Met chief: phone-hacking documents point to 'inappropriate payments'". The Guardian. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c "Sue Akers: Phone hack police chief to retire". BBC News. 20 May 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  7. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 60534. p. 7. 15 June 2013.