Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (head of the Metropolitan Police Service) for five years, Lord Stevens is recognised as one of the most successful Police Commissioners in modern times. By the time he left the Metropolitan Police Service in 2005, officer numbers had passed 30,000, morale was high and the Met had earned greater respect amongst the wider community.
John was Chief Constable of Northumbria Police from 1991 until 1996, before being appointed an HM Inspector Of Constabulary. He was subsequently appointed Deputy Commissioner Of The Metropolitan Police in 1998, promoted to Commissioner in 2000.
After John's retirement as Commissioner Of Police Of The Metropolis in 2005, he was created a life peer as Baron Stevens Of Kirkwhelpington In The County Of Northumberland. He had earlier been awarded the Queen's Police Medal (in the 1992 New Year Honours), as well as being knighted in the 2000 New Year Honours and made Deputy Lieutenant Of London in 2001.
In 2007, in-coming Prime Minister Gordon Brown appointed John as his Senior Advisor On International Security Issues. Later that year, he was appointed Chair Of The Borders Policing Committee, a position he held for nine months, focusing on the reorganisation and policing of the UK's borders.
In 2011, John was appointed as Chair of the Independent Commission Policing Commission into the Future Of Policing In England And Wales. Also in that year, he became Honorary President Of The Police Credit Union, as well as Honorary Air Commodore of No 3 (Royal Auxiliary) Air Force Police Squadron.
John currently sits in the House of Lords as a crossbencher.
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