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Chief Superintendent Raj S. Kohli

On the challenge of diversity in policing

Raj Kohli joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1992. In 1999 he was promoted to Inspector and, in 2001, completed the Senior Investigators Course and moved to the Borough of Brent as the Detective Inspector in charge of pro-active operations. In 2006 Raj was promoted to Chief Inspector and was made the operational lead for the policing of South Brent. Shortly after, he moved into a central policy unit before being promoted to Superintendent and moving to Camden, where he oversaw significant reduction in gang crime, youth crime and gang-related violence. In 2012 Raj played a key role in helping deliver the London Olympics, being in charge of policing all parallel events across the 16 Boroughs south of the River Thames. In 2015 Raj became Chief Superintendent and Borough Commander for Hounslow. He was a finalist in the 2009 Asian Woman Magazine Award for services to the community and won the British Indian Award 2014 in the Best in Civil Services & Armed Forces category. He is the highest ranking Sikh officer in the Metropolitan Police.