I WAS on night duty cover for west London last week and had a busy time travelling across London responding to a number of critical incidents, including one in which three police officers were injured after they were struck by a vehicle.
Meanwhile, Thursday, November 25, was White Ribbon Day - the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Unfortunately, I was unable to attend Harrow's event, but I have been working closely with Councillor
Margaret Davine to ensure Harrow works hard to deal with domestic violence.
Harrow celebrated the bravery and hard work of officers, staff and members of the public at the Borough Commander's Ceremony on Friday, November 26, which was held for the first time at the Zoroastrian Centre in Rayners Lane.
Holding our commendation ceremonies in places of worship around the borough enables us to share the good work that our officers and staff do with the communities that we serve.
The last ceremony was held at a Hindu temple and I was delighted that the Zoroastrian community kindly agreed to use their magnificent building.
Guest speaker at the event was Ranjit Mathrani, the High Sheriff of Greater London - the oldest civil office in Britain.
Among those police and probation officers recognised were PC Mick Milner, who retires this week after 34 years' service as a con-stable and received a commendation for his professionalism and dedication during his exemplary service.
We wish him a long and happy retirement.