Detective Chief Superintendent Darren Williams
Chief Superintendent Darren Williams has been the Borough Commander at Merton Police since February 2012 based at Wimbledon Police Station.
He has been in the Metropolitan Police for 26 years (having served previously in the Army). Darren was a Detective Superintendent for 4 years, and was formerly Deputy Borough Commander at Bexley Borough. Before that he had roles as a Detective Superintendent leading the Pan London Crime Squad and Public Protection / Hate Crime lead for the MPS.
"I am extremely proud to be the Merton Borough Commander"
As a Detective Chief Inspector Darren worked within Covert Policing, Serious Crime Department and was the Crime manager at Southwark Borough for 2 years.
The first part of his career, up to the rank of Sergeant, was spent in uniform. This included 6 years with the Territorial Support Group across London and as a Public Order Shield Training Instructor.
On a personal level, Darren is involved in a lot of charity work raising money for the families of servicemen who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. This has included annual fitness challenges between the Parachute Regiment & the Police and taking part in an annual London to Paris Cycle ride.
Last year he fought 2 times World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Tim Witherspoon in support of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and later this year will be traveling to Scotland to take part in the Ryman Cycle challenge with Theo Paphitis on behalf of Comic Relief.
Chief Supt Darren Williams said "I am extremely proud to be the Merton Borough Commander. We have had a great year and I am hoping to build on our successes in the forthcoming year. We have some of the highest detection rates in the Met and most importantly there have been over 600 less victims of crime compared to last year. It is really important to me that the public see us as “their” police, and I will be taking every opportunity I can to meet with and chat with local people to find out how we are getting on, what we do well and what we could do better."
" If you want regular updates on how we are doing you can follow us on Twitter @MPSMerton or send in your email address to Darren.firstname.lastname@example.org to receive my weekly message".