Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe talks to sixth form students at St Dominic’s, Harrow
7 October 2014
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Commissioner of The Metropolitan Police, spoke to 80 sixth form students in Harrow about his life experiences, education and aims for the future of The Met. The students were from a variety of subject disciplines including law, history, economics and politics and it allowed the questions to engage Sir Bernard talking about the myriad ways the police work within London society. From information on stop and search to the political impact of working in tandem with Whitehall, Sir Bernard spoke candidly on his role within the Police Service as well as policing at a policy and a practical level.
Having studied sciences Sir Bernard spoke about retraining from his original role as a histopathologist and continually educating himself through schemes and opportunities within the Police Service. He told the students how this allowed him to explore new possibilities and meet a variety of interesting people who helped inform the decisions that lead him to his current role of Commissioner.
Following the talk he happily chatted with some students in small groups and one on one, allowing the students to ask further and more detailed questions.