Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Harrow

Simon Ovens

Chief Superintendent Simon Ovens DL FCMI.

Simon Ovens was born in the City of Westminster in 1967 and has lived in London ever since. Simon joined the Metropolitan Police in 1987 and has served in every rank up to and including Chief Superintendent. He has been the Police Borough Commander for the London Borough of Merton, The City of Westminster and The London Borough of Harrow, and since 2019 has been the police commander for Traffic and Transport in London.

He is Chair of the Metropolitan and City of London Police Orphans’ Fund, The Metropolitan Police Benevolent Fund and The Metropolitan Police Sports Fund.  Simon is also the Patron of the Harrow and Brent Deaf Club.

Simon was awarded a Testimonial on Parchment by The Royal Humane Society in 1999 for saving the life of a man who was trying to throw himself from a bridge. He has been Commended by the Commissioner of The Metropolis in 1998 for disarming a man with a knife, and for leadership in 2002 and 2004. In 2011 he was commended for his actions and leadership in the riots of that year. In 2016 he was awarded a Resuscitation Certificate by the Royal Humane Society for saving the life of a woman on a train.

In 2012 he became a Freeman of The City of London.

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Battle of Britain Sunday

Representative Deputy Lieutenant, Simon Ovens, with the Mayor and three former mayors.

Proclamation Reading – Sunday 11 September 2022

Simon Ovens – Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Harrow – attended the Proclamation Reading

Platinum Jubilee parade 2022

Harrow Civic Service 2022

Meeting new chair of The Harrow Interfaith Council Harrow

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Tree Planting