May 19 2013 Latest news:
Robin Cottle, Reporter
Monday, June 18, 2012
A former Bromley police officer has been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours for his role rebuilding police and community relations.
Chief Superintendent Matt Bell, who worked in the borough from 2003 to 2009 as both a Chief Inspector and Deputy Borough Commander, will receive an MBE for his work in Barking.
He said: “I’ve had a fantastic 27 years in the Met and this award is the icing on the cake.
“It was a challenging time in Barking but the plans worked and it’s a completely different borough now to the one it was before.”
Chief Supt Bell is now the Borough Commander for Lambeth.
Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe said: “These awards are a great achievement and show what a fantastic contribution officers, staff and volunteers in the Met make to the organisation.”
For a full rundown of people from Bromley honoured by the Queen, see this week’s Bromley Times, out Thursday.