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Olympics cop gets a Gold for helping his old East End college

PUBLISHED: 08:00 16 June 2010 | UPDATED: 16:09 05 October 2010

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

By Mike Brooke

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.

"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.

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.


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