Adrian Leppard

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Adrian Leppard
QPM
Awards Queen's Police Medal (2012)
Police career
Department Surrey Police
Kent Police
City of London Police
Country England
Years of service 1984–2015
Rank Commissioner

Adrian Allen Leppard, CBE, QPM, is a retired senior British police officer and a former Commissioner of the City of London Police. He was previously Deputy Chief Constable of Kent Police and also 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] Starting in 2003, Leppard also earned a degree in Criminology at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.[2]

Police career[edit]

On mounted duty as Commissioner of the City of London Police at the Lord Mayor's Show, 2014.

Lepppard began his police in 1984 when he joined Surrey Police as a constable.[3][4] He served as a traffic officer in the early years of his career.[5] In 1989, he was promoted to sergeant and trained as a detective.[5] As a senior investigating officer, he investigated a number of murders including the contract killing of Mario Commatteo.[3][5] By 2003, he has risen to become the area commander of North West Surrey in the rank of chief superintendent.[6]

In 2005, he transferred to Kent Police as an assistant chief constable with responsibly for specialist operations.[7] 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.[5] In December 2007, he was promoted to deputy chief constable.[3] From March until July 2010, he was serving as temporary chief constable of the force.[8]

In January 2011, he left Kent Police to join the City of London Police as Commissioner.[4] In addition to leading the City's police, he was head of the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau.[1][9] In the 2012 New Year Honours, he was awarded the Queen's Police Medal. He retired on 31 December 2015 and was succeeded by the force's Assistant Commissioner, Ian Dyson, QPM. [10]

Leppard was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to policing and the prevention of economic crime.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Leppard has raised at least $1 million for charity.[12] In January 2013, he took part in the Wings of Kilimanjaro, a charity event that involved climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and paragliding off the top.[13][14]

He is a keen paraglider, having started in 1997.[15] He and his wife were injured in a paragliding accident in France on 29 June 2012; he broke his arm, she injured her back.[16]

Honours[edit]

Queens Police Medal for Merit.png Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal ribbon.png QEII Diamond Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Police Long Service and Good Conduct ribbon.png

Ribbon Description Notes
Queens Police Medal for Merit.png Queen's Police Medal (QPM)
  • 2012
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal
  • 2002
  • UK Version of this Medal
QEII Diamond Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • 2012
  • UK Version of this Medal
Police Long Service and Good Conduct ribbon.png Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Commissioner Adrian Leppard, QPM MBA". Cambridge Symposium. City of London Police. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Fitzwilliam Journal. New of Members (p. 73)" (PDF). Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. January 2017. Retrieved 2 April 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "City Police Hotseat Occupied". Police Oracle. 10 January 2011. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Commissioner". City of London Police. 18 November 2013. Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d "The man leading £53m raid probe". BBC News. 1 March 2006. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Police officer receives commendation for life saving action". Lightwater Village. 8 April 2003. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Leppard appointed Deputy Chief Constable". Kent Online. 6 December 2007. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "Police officer receives commendation for life saving action". Nottingham Post. 21 May 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ "No. 60009". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2011. p. 26. 
  11. ^ "No. 61608". The London Gazette (Supplement). 11 June 2016. p. B9. 
  12. ^ "Commissioner Adrian Leppard". The Global Peace & Unity Festival. Retrieved 19 February 2014. 
  13. ^ Dartford, Katy. "Wings of Kilimanjaro at the Lord Mayors Show". Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  14. ^ "Wings of Kilimanjaro launches". Trek and Mountain. 9 November 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2014. 
  15. ^ 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 
  16. ^ "Commissioner of the City of London Adrian Leppard". Surrey Constabulary Blog. Emergency Shorts. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 

External links[edit]

Police appointments
Preceded by
Mike Bowron
Commissioner of the City of London Police
2011–2015
Succeeded by
Ian Dyson