HONOURED: Leroy Logan
A FORMER police superintendent has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree in the arts by the University of East London.
Leroy Logan, 56, was one of 11 recipients recognised by the higher education institution this year.
He was awarded for his policing and community work on Monday, November 18.
“It was a very humbling for me in terms of my work being recognised 30 years career in the Metropolitan police service," he said.
"It is comparable to the MBE I got in 2000, and had a similar impact on me and my family."
Logan is the founding member and past chair of both the National and London Black Police Associations at the Black Police Association movement.
The father-of-three became one of the few black officers to reach top ranks in a industry where only one in five recruits to the Met is from a black and minority background.
Logan retired from his superintendent position in July to focus on other projects.
He told The Voice: “I said I would like to do 30 years and then move on while I’m still young to do something else.”