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‘Off the Cuff’ with Commissioner Ian Dyson – the City of London Police’s unique podcast look into modern policing and beyond

Welcome to Off the Cuff, the City of London Police podcast.

Here at the City of London Police, we have a history of trying new things, so we’ve recorded a series of interviews with officers and staff from across the force to shed some light on what goes on behind the scenes at a busy, modern police force.

EPISODE THREE – Commissioner Ian Dyson on policing past, present and future

In our third episode, we hear from City of London Police Commissioner Ian Dyson QPM. Ian takes listeners on a detailed journey, with a personal look at his career as a rookie police officer, growing up in a policing family, and his memories of working in some of the most diverse parts of London – including 18 years of helping police the Notting Hill Carnival.

He goes on to describe how the City of London Police is developing innovative ways to tackle fraud in the digital age, and his thoughts on the challenges facing policing.


Simply visit our iTunes podcast listing, available from the iTunes website or the ‘podcasts’ app on an iPhone.

Alternatively, download from the City of London Police website.


In Off the Cuff, we want to share stories of the men and women ‘behind the badge’, and to give you real insight on what makes police officers – and a police force – tick.

As well as officer interviews, this initial series of episodes will feature historical pieces, and offbeat stories which might usually go uncovered. Each of these stories will give you an intimate and honest glimpse at the real City of London Police – our values, our identity, and our people.

Over the course of the coming weeks, Off the Cuff will hear from Chief Inspector Hector McKoy about changing public perceptions of policing within minority communities; Sgt Pete Lucas explains why policing is like a marriage; and a historical episode looking at the fascinating forgotten history of City of London Police officer C.H. Rolph. Previous episodes have featured Tracy Alexander, the City’s director of forensic services, about common misconceptions about forensics; and recently retired Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Barnard, on the police response to terrorism in the City, and more.


Amused? Confused? Whatever your feedback, we’re keen to hear what you think of the City of London Police podcast. Email or tweet @CityPolice on Twitter with your thoughts, feedback, or other suggestions.

New episodes in this first season will be uploaded once a fortnight, and are written, hosted, edited and uploaded by the City of London Police corporate communications team, at no additional cost to the force.

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