Olympics cop gets a Gold for helping his old East End college
FORMER scientist-turned-copper Leroy Logan picked up a gold award last night at a House of Commons ceremony . The East London superintendent was nominated for the award by Hackney Community college for his achievements as a leading figure in the Met Police
FORMER scientist-turned-copper Leroy Logan picked up a gold award last night (Tuesday) at a national ceremony at the House of Commons.
The East London superintendent was nominated for the 'Association of Colleges' award by Hackney Community College for his achievements as a former scientist and now a leading figure in the Met Police.
Leroy, a member of the London 2012 Olympic Policing Co-ordination team, was in further education at the college in Shoreditch from 1974 to '76 when he trained in science research.
"I benefited as a student because of the college staff commitment who helped my initial career in science research," he explained.
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"This helped me have clarity of purpose when I later responded to the calling of policing."
He switched careers in 1983 when he joined the Met Police, working in CID and under-cover surveillance units before becoming Hackney's Deputy Borough Commander back in his old manor.
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The 'top cop' who got an MBE in 2000 has received three Commissioner's commendations in his police career, but hasn't forgotten his East End roots. He is a college mentor helping a new generation of students come through.