Ian Dyson QPM

Distinguished Fellow; Former Commissioner, City of London Police


Ian Dyson has spent most of his life in London. He joined the Metropolitan Police in 1983, working across a range of different disciplines. For eleven years, Ian was a public order cadre trained senior officer with 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 Policing.

He joined the City of London Police as Commander in September 2010 becoming the chief officer lead on Economic Crime, expanding the Force’s national fraud responsibilities. Ian 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 business change, leadership, and performance within the Force.

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

Commissioner Dyson was the National Police Lead for Economic Crime, the National Police Lead for Business Crime, the National Police Lead for Information Technology within policing and the National Lead for cybercrime.

Ian retired from the Police Service after thirty-eight years in January 2022.

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