Prior to joining Operation Magenta in 2019, DAC Neil Jerome was responsible for tackling serious and organised crime for the Metropolitan Police Service. This included the importation of drugs and firearms into London, modern day slavery, fraud, cybercrime, the online abuse of children and other specialist investigations.
An experienced Gold Commander, DAC Jerome has overseen a number of high-profile events and investigations including the multi-agency response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
He has also given evidence to three public inquiries including Grenfell Tower and two separate investigations by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.
DAC Jerome started his career at Kent Police as a police constable patrolling the streets of Dartford. He served mostly in the north of the county in investigative and intelligence roles before working his way up to become Head of Strategic Partnerships and also commander of the policing area encompassing Dartford, Gravesend, Medway, Sittingbourne and Faversham.
He was also entrusted with leading a force-wide reorganisation that successfully strengthened the local policing model.