Sergeant rewarded for “outstanding contribution” to the Met Police
A police sergeant who responded to the tragic Croydon tram crash nearly a year ago has been given an award which highlights his “outstanding contribution” to the Met Police.
Sgt David Kingston was asked to assist in the emergency services' response to the crash on November 9 last year due to his specialism in working at the Met's Roads and Transport Policing Command (RTPC), based at Alperton Traffic Garage.
Sgt Kingston, who has been working for the Met since 1987, also played a pivotal role in the aftermath of the two terrorist attacks on Westminster Bridge and London Bridge.
He was this year's winner of the Livia Award for Professionalism and Service to Justice at a ceremony at Portcullis House, in Westminster. He received a trophy in recognition of his achievements and a message of congratulations from Prime Minister's Theresa May.
During his career, Sgt Kingston trained as a family liaison officer and has been on many deployments within the Serious Collision Investigation Unit.
In 2014 he took up a new role as the pan-London senior forensic collision investigator, looking after the recruitment, training and equipment for the Met's 36 forensic collision investigators.
He later moved to his current base as the senior forensic collision investigator.