The outlet cited security sources who tipped Met’s top anti-terror chief Mark Rowley, the national police chiefs' council chair Sara Thornton, Essex chief constable Stephen Kavanagh and UK Foreign Office’s director-general Cressida Dick as likely frontrunners.
The description of the commissioner’s job, which comes with a salary of over $332,000, requested the candidate to prove they could "successfully lead transformational change in a challenging financial climate."
Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe announced in September his decision to leave after serving the full five-year term, guaranteed by a royal warrant. His two predecessors resigned before their time.
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