A message from...
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM – Commissioner of The Metropolitan Police Service
I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to write a foreword for the 2014 edition of the Police Service Parliamentary Scheme brochure.
The police service needs both ambassadors and critics. In either case they need to be well informed. We also need to be accountable. This Scheme allows Members of Parliament to do both at the same time.
However, many an MP taking part will enjoy doing it and see the high qualities of both officers and staff demonstrated on a daily basis. Through this Scheme parliamentarians will also experience the many challenges we face in serving and protecting the public.