|With Sir Paul Condon [left]
Some of his professional achievements include:
Commissioner's Commendation in February 1979 for 'Diligence and
Determination' in a case of Robbery and Conspiracy to Steal. He
was also commended at the Central Criminal Court and by the Director
Assistant Commissioner's Commendation in June 1979 for 'Tenacity
and Detective Ability' in a case dealing with a series of burglaries
on church premises.
Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Westminster in November
1993 following studies as a mature student at evening classes.
Assistant Commissioner's Commendation in December 1993 for 'Leadership,
Detective Ability, and Professionalism' as Deputy Senior Investigating
Officer on a murder inquiry.
Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (PLSGCM) from Metropolice
Commissioner Sir Paul (now) Lord Condon at a ceremony at the Peel
Centre, Hendon in September 1995.
Crime OCU Commander's Commendation in April 1997 for 'Leadership,
Professionalism and Detective Ability' as Deputy Senior Investigating
officer in a complex murder investigation.Assistant Commissioner's
Commendation in March 1999 for 'Loyalty, Professionalism and Devotion
to duty' as Deputy Senior Investigating officer in a multiple murder
investigation as a result of arson.
Winner of Windrush Achievements Award 2000 in the Uniformed Services
Pioneer category. Award presented by Metropolitan Police Service,
Deputy Commissioner Ian Blair at the Dorchester Hotel on 22 June
Honorary Master of Laws degree from the University of Greenwich
on 16 July 2001 in recognition of his contribution to the Police
Service and to the communities of London. The Honour was presented
by the Rt Hon The Lord Holme of Cheltenham, CBE. Fellow Honorary
Graduands included Rt Hon Sir Edward Heath, former Prime Minister,
Jools Holland, TV presenter and performer and General Sir John Stibborn,
Chief Royal Engineer.
Man of Merit at the Executive and Professionals Network (EPN) Men
of Merit recognition evening on 24 November 2001. In recognition
of contribution to policing in London and supporting colleagues
and communities. Others
recognised included Trade Union leader Bill Morris, Former CRE Chairman,
Lord Herman Ouseley, Former England footballer, John Barnes, veteran
Barrister and deputy chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority,
Peter Herbert, Simon Woolley of Operation Black Vote and Prison
Governor Dennis Valentine.
David is a founder member of the Metropolitan Police Service -
Black Police Association (the first BPA in Britain). He has served
two terms as Chairman and is a long standing member of the Executive
Committee. He sat on the National Communication Network of Black
Police Associations which resulted in the formation of the United
Kingdom - National Black Police Association (NBPA).
David helped to bring the BPA to greater public prominence in November
1995 at the Race for Justice Conference at the Commonwealth Institue
in London. He shared a joint press conference with Johnny Cochrane
Jnr fresh from the OJ Simpson trial, Milton Grimes, attorney for
Rodney King in Los Angeles, Peter Herbert of Society of Black Lawyers,
Lee Jasper then of 1990 Trust and Lloyd LaRose Jones of Association
of Black Probation Officers.
David has also been a member of the Police Federation for over
30 years and has been a Police Federation Representative for Detective
Chief Inspectors and Detective Inspectors in South London. David
works closely with various components of the Police Federation.
He particularly values his close ties with the Metropolitan Police
Federation CID committee and the Inspectors' Branch Board.
David has specialised in providing personal support for many colleagues
in the Police Service and some in the wider external communities.
His suppor work spans his responsibilities as a police manager,
his membership of the Police Federation and as a key leader in the
Black Police Association. The ultimate aim of his support work is
to provide positive gains for the whole of the Metropolitan Police
David has been a delegate and significant contributor to many Criminal
Justice and Policing issues conferences including a number sponsored
by the Home Office. He has been a guest and keynote speaker at many
meetings, forums and conferences. He lead a number of workshops
at the USA NBPA International Education and Training Conference
in Toronto Canada in 2000. He formed part of an International panel
addressing the topic of practical responses to being stopped and
searched by police.
He again represented the Black Police Association at the International
Education and Training Conference in Miami, Florida in 2001.
Since its inception, David has contributed to the work of the Metropolitan
Police Service, Racial and Violent Crime Task Force. With external
members, he served on the Independent Advisory Group.
David has a very keen interest in current affairs. His extra-mural
activities include writing. He has written articles for police journals
including the Police Review and Metline, the magazine of the Metropolitan
He has represented the Metropolitan Police Service and the Black
Police Association widely on radio, television, the minority ethnic
and national press.
In December 2002 David will have completed 30 years overall police