​Ian spent most of his life in London. He joined the Metropolitan Police in 1983, straight from university, working across a range of different disciplines. For eleven years, Ian was a public order trained senior officer with extensive experience of commanding the policing of large public events, including 18 Notting Hill Carnivals. He then joined Surrey Police as Assistant Chief Constable in June 2008, and then City of London Police as Commander in September 2010 becoming the chief officer lead on Economic Crime and expanding the Force’s national fraud responsibilities. He was also the National Police lead for Contact Management and led the national roll out for the 101 non-emergency number. Two years later he was promoted to Assistant Commissioner leading business change, and performance within the Force.

​He was promoted to Commissioner in January 2016 and led the force through challenging times of financial constraint, and two terror attacks on London Bridge in 2017 and 2019. During this time, Ian was the National Police Lead for Fraud, Economic Crime, Cyber Crime, Financial Investigations and Business Crime. He was also the National Police lead on Technology and Information Management, and for 6 years was the National Police Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO). He retired from the Police Service after 38 years in January 2022.

​He is now trustee of several charities and sits as a NED or Advisor to a number of companies in the crime, tech or cyber security sectors. He was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in 2016, is a Distinguished Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and in 2022 became a Deputy Lieutenant (DL) for Greater London

​He was able to meet a large cohort of volunteer assessors at a special celebratory gathering hosted by Corps Security at their London HQ on Thursday 30th May. All assessors are themselves Chartered Security Professionals and are specially trained to offer their support to potential registrants through mentoring, document assessing and interviewing. Each applicant is assessed by a minimum of seven assessors a part of a vigorous onboarding process. Chartered Security Professionals lead by example, putting their considerable security knowledge into practice, demonstrating high standards, leadership and communication skills, with individual personal commitment to continued learning.

​Mr. Dyson is looking forward to chairing his first CSPRA meeting in July at Mercer’s Hall, and watching as CSyP recruitment approaches 300. He will also host the annual celebratory dinner for Chartered Security Professionals, which is being held in Ironmonger’s Hall on 23rd September 2024.

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