Ian has spent most of his life in London.  He joined the

Metropolitan Police in 1983, working within many different areas

including crime and drug squads, vice and strategic planning. 

For eleven years, Ian was a public order cadre trained senior

officer and has extensive experience of commanding the policing

of large public events.  Ian then joined Surrey Police as Assistant

Chief Constable in June 2008 overseeing some of the highest

confidence levels in the country and improving Neighbourhood



Ian Dyson joined the City of London Police as Commander in

September 2010 leading initially on organisational change, and

later as the chief officer lead on Economic Crime, expanding the

Force’s national fraud responsibilities.  He was also the National

Police lead for Contact Management and led the national roll out

for the 101 non-emergency number. Two years later he was

promoted to Assistant Commissioner leading cultural change, leadership and performance within the Force, embedding staff empowerment and innovation. 


From June 2016 Ian stepped up further from his Information Assurance portfolio and took National Policing Lead for the Information Management & Operational Requirements Coordination Committee. The City of London Police is also National lead force for Fraud and prominent in the areas of Protective Security and Cyber Crime.


He was promoted to Commissioner on the 3rd of January 2016 and was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the New Year Honours 2016.

Comm. Ian Dyson

Commissioner, City of London Police, United Kingdom

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