Tijs Broeke elected to lead the City of London Police Authority Board

Tijs Broeke portrait
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Tijs Broeke has been elected as the Chair of the City of London Police Authority Board. He will succeed James Thomson, who served a full term.

Mr Broeke has served on the Board since 2018 and has held the position of Deputy Chair for three years.

He said: “It is a great privilege and responsibility to be elected as Chair. My objective will be to ensure that the City of London remains the safest business district in the world.”

As the Chair of the Police Authority Board, Mr Broeke and the body will be responsible for supporting and scrutinising the work of the City of London Police.

The board holds the Commissioner to account in running an efficient service, ensuring value for money in the way the force is run and setting policing priorities considering the views of the local community.

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Since October 2023, Peter O’Doherty became Temporary Commissioner for the City of London Police whilst Commissioner Angela McLaren recovers from a musculoskeletal condition.

Previously, Mr Broeke volunteered as a Special Constable for the Metropolitan Police Service and is a former trustee of Working Chance, a charity helping women ex-offenders into jobs. He now serves as vice-chair of the City Corporation’s Policy and Resources Committee.

Mr Broeke is a senior communications and government relations advisor to global brands and UK organisations. Based in the City, he leads government affairs and public policy in the UK and Northwest Europe for HP Inc.

He added: “Working with our partners, I will help the City Police put victims and our communities at the heart of everything it does, ensure the successful introduction of the replacement service for Action Fraud, and make the City of London Police the most inclusive police service in the country.

“We are fortunate to have a first-class police service in the City which plays a leading role in strengthening the nation’s economic security. And these are vital components in keeping the public, the City, and the nation, safe.”

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