Met CPA Branch Leader – Deborah Akinlawon (QPM)
Deborah Akinlawon is our Met CPA Branch Leader and is a Detective Constable within Central Specialist CrimeMajor Inquiries. The focus of Deborah’s career has been working on major investigations, as a family liaison offi cer (FLO) specialist. In this role, she helps set the family liaison strategy, which is essential to any police investigation, and ensures the ongoing well-being and professional development of her FLO colleagues. Deborah contributes signifi cantly to improving the ability of the Met & UK policing to respond to mass fatality incidents, both in London and overseas. The Tunisia terrorist attack of 2015, the London Bridge/Borough Market terrorist attack of 2017 and the Grenfell Tower fi re are events in which she displayed tenacity, professionalism and operational knowledge alongside her communication skills and empathy for all those involved.
As a Branch Leader of the Metropolitan CPA She organises and supports the many Met CPA events that take place across the year. Through the Met CPA she has attended meetings with the Mayor of London and attended the Houses of Parliament to speak before a number of MPs. As part of the Met CPA she has established strong links within the wider Christian community. On being notified about her award Deborah said “I am really honoured and incredibly humbled by this
Andrew Phillips spoke to Deborah