As far as ‘send-offs’ go for police officers who are retiring, then this one has to be perhaps one of the best ones we’ve seen!
Recruits at the Metropolitan Police Training School held a special parade for a highly respected and much-loved police Inspector. But the parade came with a bit of a ‘twist’.
In the video shared on the @TrainingMPS twitter feed, Inspector Louise McCarron was getting ready to take the salute from the trainees amassed in front of her on the parade ground.
Some of the officers had donned cardboard cut-out face masks featuring an image the Inspector which perhaps then gave some ‘clue’ as to what was about to happen.
The track ‘I’m In The Mood For Dancing’ was played over the speakers at which point the officers on the parade ground started to bust out some epic moves (some clearly better than others).
Inspector McCarron was obviously taken aback by the gesture, believed to be a first for the prestigious training school where the next generation of London’s finest are taught the basics of policing.
We spoke to a colleague of Inspector McCarron who said:
“Louise was the training manager for Marlowe House in Sidcup which is our sister site to Hendon.
“She led a team of trainers who deliver constable foundation training, along with PCSO, DDO, IT and numerous other courses.
“Louise has served 30 years in the Met in numerous roles and often did GT and SOR for major events. She was a recruit trainer early in her career and came back into training as an inspector a couple of years ago.
“She is a stickler for professionalism and a very proud police officer.
“She is just one of those people who touches your heart when you meet her and she has the love and support of her students and staff due to her leadership style, compassion and clear pride that she does a job she absolutely loves.
“She will be sorely missed”.
No doubt Inspector McCarron possessed the kind of leadership that garners a huge amount of respect from her officers and that is something that should not only be celebrated, but that should be emulated by leaders and supervisors everywhere, both inside and outside of the emergency services.
From all of the team here at ESN / ESH, Happy Retirement Inspector McCarron!
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