Deputy Assistant Commissioner
Metropolitan Police (confirmed)
Laurence Taylor joined the Metropolitan Police as the Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Met Operations in July 2018. He is responsible for a number of specialist areas supporting policing across the MPS area including Firearms, Public Order and Resourcing, specialist capabilities including the Dog Unit, Marine and Mounted Branch, Criminal Justice and the MPS contact and control centres. Prior to joining the MPS, Laurence spent his career with Sussex Police where he had served for 22 years. He held many diverse roles in the force and left as the Assistant Chief Constable for Local Policing, Public Protection and Criminal Justice. Laurence also led the Local Policing Programme, the largest change programme ever undertaken by the force, which transformed the way policing was delivered across the County. Laurence is an accredited and experienced Strategic Firearms Commander, Gold Public Order Commander and Gold CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) Commander and the NPCC lead for ASB, Arson and Homelessness. He has also worked closely for many years with Children and Young People and was, prior to joining the MPS, the South East regional lead for this work. Outside work, Laurence is an avid rugby fan; supporter, player and coach and spends most of his spare time at his rugby club. Fortunately his two children share his passion though his wife is not quite so enthusiastic! Laurence also volunteers as a Governor at his local primary school.