Kate Halpin became Borough Commander for Lewisham in 2015
She was previously awarded a Fullbright Police Fellowship to examine how youth crime is policed in Los Angeles and also spent 18 months as the UK Chief Police Advisor in Iraq. In her role she actively supports our work to promote Lewisham as a place of peace and safety.
“The work that Margaret, Barry and their family have put into For Jimmy has been invaluable to the local borough and the police. The Safe Haven scheme has helped many young people across Lewisham. However, their reach goes far beyond the local borough. I heard Barry and Margaret talking recently on BBC radio about their experience when Jimmy was murdered, anyone who heard it would have been moved by their account of their experience, and it is a measure of the people they are that they have turned a personal trauma into such a powerful force for good. I am pleased to have For Jimmy working with us in Lewisham and the wider Metropolitan Police.”
– Kate Halpin