Britain's most senior police officer is to retire after five years as head of Scotland Yard.
The Metropolitan Police said Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe will remain in his post until February 2017 to allow the Home Secretary and Mayor of London to appoint a successor.
The 58-year-old, who was appointed in September 2011, said: "It has been a great privilege to be the Met's Commissioner. I have loved my time in the role and I have loved being a police officer.
"It's the most rewarding of jobs to protect good people and lock up the bad guys."