City of London Police is pleased to welcome two further additions to its chief officer team, following the announcement of the new Commissioner and Assistant Commissioners in January.
The two new commanders, Umer Khan and Nik Adams, will join the team later this year.
Commander Umer Khan
Umer Khan will take over as Commander for Policing Operations and Security, supporting Assistant Commissioner Paul Betts.
Commander Khan joins the force after nearly 27 years with Greater Manchester Police, where he started out his career aged 21 as a police constable.
On the path to his current role as a chief superintendent, Commander Khan has worked in a wide range of areas, from the Commercial Fraud Unit to introducing the National Reassurance Programme to Oldham, following the 2001 riots. Commander Khan also served as Territorial Commander for the City of Manchester and led on consequence management for the Manchester Arena Terror attack in 2017.
Commander Nik Adams
Nik Adams will support Assistant Commissioner Pete O’Doherty to provide national coordination of Economic and Cyber Crime and oversight of the National Lead Force Operations Business Group.
Commander Adams joins after spending four years as the National Coordinator for Prevent and the Lead for Safeguarding within Counter Terrorism Policing based in the Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters, New Scotland Yard, where he is currently a chief superintendent.
Bringing 20 years of experience to the role, Commander Adams has also worked as Regional Co-ordinator for Prevent, Protect and Prepare within Counter Terrorism Policing North East. Before moving into Counter Terrorism Policing, Commander Adams was part of West Yorkshire Police as Leeds City Centre Commander and Neighbourhood Policing Lead for South Leeds.
Commissioner Angela McLaren said:
"I am delighted to welcome Nik and Umer to the force. This has been an unprecedented period of change for the City of London Police, and I look forward to working with the new Command Team to deliver a modern, engaging and professional service both locally and nationally."
Commanders Adams and Khan will join City of London Police in March.