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Appointed Chief Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police 2011. Not bad for a Brightside born - Hinde House schoolboy! Most important question is - which team does he support?

"When Hope Square was demolished and its residents decanted to bright new housing estates during the mid 1960s, as part of Sheffield city council's policy of slum clearance, Miss Hogan and Bernard moved first across the River Don to Attercliffe and then further out to a flat in the suburb of Pitsmoor, on one of Sheffield's seven hills.

Bernard began attending nearby Hinde House Comprehensive School, where he appears to have been a diligent student. "

12 September 2011

Profile: Met Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe

Bernard Hogan-Howe, the newly-appointed Metropolitan Police Commissioner, fits the bill for the "single-minded crime fighter" sought by the home secretary.

Theresa May had made the call after his predecessor Sir Paul Stephenson, and his assistant John Yates, quit amid criticism of the Met's role in the phone-hacking scandal.

And the former Merseyside Police chief was well-placed to take on the job of the UK's top police officer, having been called on to act as the Met's deputy commissioner in the wake of the resignations.

During five years on Merseyside to 2009, Mr Hogan-Howe developed a high profile via regular web chats and broadcasts, appearances on local radio phone-ins and horseback rides through the city centre.

And he earned admirers for his tough approach to anti-social behaviour and stance on gun crime in the wake of the fatal shooting of 11-year-old Rhys Jones.

Born in Sheffield, the football enthusiast's rise through the ranks began with South Yorkshire Police in 1979.

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