Lord Stevens talks to Hexham Rotary

Last Monday 29th October, we were privileged to have Lord Stevens as our speaker at dinner in the Abbey Great dinnerHall. Lord Stevens is a former Chief Constable of Northumberland, his full title and a brief summary of his career is:
Baron Stevens of Kirkwhelpington, QPM, KStJ, DL, FRSA (born 21 October 1942) was Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis (head of the Metropolitan Police Service) from 2000 until 2005. From 1991 to 1996, he was Chief Constable of Northumbria Police before being appointed one of HM Inspectors of Constabulary in September 1996. He was then appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Met in 1998 until his promotion to Commissioner in 2000. He sits in the House of Lords as a crossbencher.
Lord StevensHe gave a most interesting talk on his career starting as a probationer in 1962 and rising to the top of job of Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. He highlighted the turning points of his career and emphasised the need for leadership and forthrightness in both the police service and civilian life. After his talk he answered questions ranging from Northern Ireland to the possible amalgamation of police forces in England.
The talk was attended by Rotarians and their friends not only from the Hexham Club but from the other local Rotary Clubs as well.

He was thanked by President Roy with great applause from the listeners and promised to come back next year to tell us more.