Dr Leroy Logan MBE is a former superintendent in the Metropolitan police and an award-winning, best selling author. He retired in 2013 after 30 years’ service. He is also a former chair and founding member of the Black Police Association.
Leroy is one of UK’s most highly decorated and well known black police officers. A highly respected and well regarded commentator on policing in black communities, he believes that there is still much work to do in creating a more equitable and fair criminal justice system.
Born in 1957 to Jamaican parents, Leroy is a proud Londoner, a staunch Gooner, an advocate for good relationships between the police and Britain’s minority ethnic communities, a mentor to young people, and an advisor on knife crime.
Leroy’s passion for good policing shines through, as does his concern to guide and empower young people. Underpinning all is his strong Christian faith, which helped him persevere in a frequently hostile work environment – and in the process, encourage other black officers to stay on and help change the culture within the police.