AC Neil Basu QPM, Metropolitan Police
AC Neil Basu QPM
Assistant Commissioner, Specialist Operations and National Lead for Counter Terrorism Policing
Metropolitan Police

Neil is the Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations in the Metropolitan Police Service and the senior officer in charge of counter terrorism policing in the UK. In a career spanning 26 years, Neil has been at the forefront of counter terrorism policing during an unprecedented shift in threat and has been instrumental in strengthening police capability, an increasing join-up with community policing, closer working with intelligence partners and an increase in preventative interventions to counter radicalisation. He has been commended ten times during his career for bravery, leadership and detective ability. He was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal (QPM) for distinguished service in 2016.