Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Harrow

Simon Ovens

Chief Superintendent Simon Ovens DL.

Simon Ovens was born in Westminster in 1967 and has lived in London ever since. Simon joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1987 and has held Police Borough Commander positions in Merton, Westminster and Harrow. He is Chair of the London Branch of the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales.He is chair of the Metropolitan Police Museum Advisory Board, with responsibility for the five MPS Museums. He is also chair of the Metropolitan Police Historical Society.He is the Chairman of Board of Trustees of the Metropolitan and City Police Widows and Orphans Fund. He is chair of trustees of the Metropolitan Police Benevolent Fund.

Simon was awarded a Testimonial on Parchment from the Royal Humane Society in January 1999 for saving the life of a man who was trying to throw himself from a bridge. He was commended for bravery in disarming a man with a knife in December 1998 and again for leadership and managerial ability in January 2002 and for leadership in 2004. In 2011 he was commended for his actions during the riots of that summer. In 2016 he was awarded a Royal Humane Society Resuscitation Certificate for saving the life of an elderly woman.

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

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