Martin Fewell

Director of Media & Communications, Metropolitan Police Service

How the Met engage with the media to catch criminals, protect the public – and rehabilitate their reputation

10th March 2016

Martin Fewell is Director of Media & Communications at the Metropolitan Police Service. In this extended interview, he talks about the critical role the media plays in solving crimes; and details the challenges of managing highly sensitive information – ensuring criminals are caught, but ultimately still get a fair trial. Martin explains the decisions involved with terrorism and disorder issues – balancing reassuring the public but raising awareness of any danger. Plus the challenges of rebuilding the Met’s reputation when it was held to be institutionally racist.