Harrow Police’s Borough Commander has announced his retirement.

Chief Superintendent Dal Babu will step down next Monday after completing 30 years service.

The Chief Superintendent joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1983 and spent his first posting as a PC in Tottenham.

Since then he has worked in Haringey, Islington, Redbridge, Camden, Enfield and Tower Hamlets.

He has also worked at New Scotland Yard and event spent six months working for the Metropolitan Police in Zimbabwe.

For the last three and a half years he has been Borough Commander at Harrow.

In 2010 he received an OBE for services to police and community.

Chief Superintendent Babu said: "I have enjoyed my time tremendously with the Met Police over the past thirty years.

“Policing has provided me with some fantastic opportunities and I've worked alongside some great people. It's a career that I would recommend to everyone.

“I'm pleased to say that the Met Police has changed enormously since I first joined.

“There is still a long way to go and I passionately believe that in order to best serve London that we need to be truly representative of the diverse communities within our capital.

“I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to the police officers and staff of the MPS who work so hard to protect our communities and keep London safe.

“Their daily bravery and selfless dedication to duty is an inspiration to us all. I would like to give special thanks to the men and women of Harrow Borough where I have been privileged to be Borough Commander for the past three and a half years of my police career.”

When the Chief Superintendent leaves, Harrow will be left in the hands of Acting Detective Chief Superintendent Neil Watson until Chief Superintendent Simon Ovens takes over as the new Borough Commander.

The Harrow Times will have a full interview with Chief Superintendent Babu tomorrow.