Met traffic officer receives prestigious award


The outstanding dedication and professionalism of a Met traffic officer has been recognised at a special ceremony in central London last night.

Police Sergeant David Kingston, from the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command (RTPC) at Alperton Traffic Garage, was this year’s winner of the Livia Award for Professionalism and Service to Justice at a ceremony at Portcullis House in Westminster. He received the trophy and a Prime Minister’s message.

The ceremony was hosted by Mark Pawsey MP, Stephen Twigg MP and Sir Ed Davey, the awards presented by the Lord Robertson of Port Ellen KT and the Commissioner of Police, Cressida Dick CBE. Also attending was the Chief Constable of Warwickshire Martin Jelley.

Police Sergeant David Kingston joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1987 and moved to Traffic in 1990. In 1995, as a result of the Met restructuring he transferred to Hampton, where, in 2000, he moved to the Collision Investigation Unit as an Investigation Officer/Collison Investigator.

During his career, David has been involved in hundreds of cases, either as FCI, FLO or SFCI.