Cmdr. Simon Foy (retd.) QPM LLB
Special Advisor - Homicide and Serious Crime
Having joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1982, Simon was promoted to Commander in 2003 after 20 years working on murder and child abuse cases, and in some of the most challenging environments.
From 2007 to 2012 he was the head of the Metropolitan Police Homicide and Serious Crime Command, dealing with the investigation of murder and serious crime in both London and (where called on) around the world. In 2009 he became the head of the new specialist crime teams dealing with the investigation of rape, and also the teams dealing with child abuse and paedophile activity.
He was the national lead for the role of family liaison officers, Deputy Chair of the ACPO Homicide Working Group, and Chair of the Europol Homicide Working Group. Simon was a key figure in the creation of the National Homicide Service. He was awarded the Queens Police Medal in the Birthday Honours list of 2009.