Dame Cressida Rose Dick DBE QPM is a senior British police officer serving as Commissioner of Police know all about her Family, Net Worth, Parents, Partner, Husband, Children and Salary.
|Real Name||Cressida Dick|
|Date of Birth||16 October 1960|
|Age ( 2022 )||61 years|
|Place of Birth||Oxford, United Kingdom|
|Marital Status||Not Married|
|Spouse / Partner||Helen|
|Mother Name||Cecilia Buxton|
|Father Name||Marcus William Dick|
|Education||Fitzwilliam College (2001), Dragon School (1978), Balliol College|
|Profession||Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis|
|Last Update||February 2022|
Dame Cressida Rose Dick DBE QPM is a senior British police officer who served as Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis from 2017. She announced she would step down from the role in 2022. She is both the first female and first openly homosexual officer to lead the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS or the Met) in London.Dick joined the Met in 1983. From 1995 to 2000, she was a high-ranking officer in the Thames Valley Police. After earning a master’s degree in criminology, she returned to the Met in 2001, and subsequently held senior roles in the force’s diversity directorate, in anti-gang and anti-gun crime operations, and in counterterrorism operations.
Cressida Dick Parents, Family
Cressida Dick was born 16 October 1960.She is the third and youngest child of Marcus William Dick Senior Tutor at Balliol College, Oxford,and Professor of Philosophy at the University of East Anglia,and Cecilia Rachel Dick a University of Oxford historian, daughter of Wing Commander Denis Alfred Jex Buxton, granddaughter of the banker and politician Alfred Fowell Buxton, and great-granddaughter of Thomas Jex-Blake, headmaster of Rugby School.Dick was educated at Dragon School and Oxford High School.From 1979 she studied at Balliol College, Oxford, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Agriculture and Forest Sciences.
Cressida Dick Partner
Dick came out as lesbian in April 2017, making her the highest-ranked openly homosexual officer in British police history. Her partner, Helen, was an Inspector in the MPS in South London before retiring in 2017.
Cressida Dick Net Worth
Cressida Dick has an estimated Net Worth of $2 Million in 2022.Dame Cressida Rose Dick DBE QPM is a senior British police officer who served as Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis.
|Net Worth ( 2022 )||$2 Million|
|Income Source||Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis|
|Annual Income / Salary||£270,648|
Cressida Dick Salary
Dame Cressida was appointed in 2017, returning to the force after having retired in 2015 to take a job with the Foreign Office. When her appointment was announced it was reported she had been offered £270,648 Salary plus benefits.
Cressida Dick Career
In 1983, Dick joined the Metropolitan Police as a constable, patrolling a beat in the West End of London. Within a decade, she was promoted to chief inspector. In 1995, she transferred to Thames Valley Police, where she was initially a superintendent and then chief superintendent and area commander for Oxford. She returned to MPS in 2001 as a commander and head of the diversity directorate. In 2003, she became the head of Operation Trident,which then numbered 300 officers.
Dick was commander of Operation Kratos, and in the immediate aftermath of 21 July 2005 London bombings, she was the gold commander in the control room during the operation which led to the police fatally shooting Jean Charles de Menezes, an innocent Brazilian man who had been wrongly identified as a potential suicide bomber.In 2006, the Metropolitan Police Authority (led by Len Duvall) promoted her to Deputy Assistant Commissioner Security and Protection.
In 2009, the Metropolitan Police Authority promoted her to Assistant Commissioner Specialist Crime, in charge of the Specialist Crime Directorate. She became the first woman to become an assistant commissioner. Within the specialist crime directorate, Dick was trained as a hostage negotiator.
In July 2011, Dick was appointed assistant commissioner, specialist operations (responsible for the MPS’s counter-terrorism operations) following the resignation of John Yates in the wake of the News International phone hacking scandal.In this role, Dick oversaw security operations for the 2012 London Olympics.
On 22 February 2017, the Home Office and the MPS jointly announced that Dick would be appointed as the next Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. Her appointment was supported by the Home Secretary Amber Rudd.The appointment was formally made by Queen Elizabeth II,via a warrant under the royal sign-manual,on the recommendation of Rudd.
In 2018, Dick launched a campaign to increase the proportion of female officers in the MPS. At the time, 27% of Met officers were women; Dick aimed to increase that figure to 50% over time, although she did not set a target date.In 2020, London Mayor Sadiq Khan and the MPS announced that that police force would aim to have at least 40% of their recruits be from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds by 2022; Dick said that the MPS was “not free from racism or discrimination” and the MPS was “committed to eliminating the disproportionate use of force on Black Londoners.”
Honours and Achivements
- Dick was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service in the 2010 New Year Honours.
- She was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to policing.
- In September 2019, she was promoted to Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in Theresa May’s resignation honours.
- In 2013, she was named one of the 100 most powerful women in the United Kingdom by Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4.
- Cressida Dick was awarded the Honorary degree of Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) from the University of Westminster in 2015.
- Cressida Dick was awarded an honorary doctorate by Cranfield University in 2018.
- Cressida Dick has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Cardiff Metropolitan University.
- She was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Balliol College, Oxford on 2 December 2019.