In June an independent report into the investigation of an unsolved 1987 murder accused the force of institutional corruption, a claim that Dick denied. The force has also been criticized for the way it investigated decades-old allegations of sexual abuse by prominent people.
Earlier in her career, Dick was the commanding officer in a 2005 counterterrorism operation in which police shot dead an innocent Brazilian man, Jean Charles de Menezes, after mistaking him for a suicide bomber. A jury cleared Dick of blame.
Her leadership of the London force was backed by the federation that represents rank-and-file police officers.
“I am immensely honored and humbled to have been asked to extend my time as Commissioner for a further two years,” Dick said. “I am proud to continue to serve my city.”