Investigation into "inappropriate behaviour"
Merton's police chief, Darren Williams, has been suspended by the Met following a number of "complaints relating to his conduct".
Father-of-two Mr Williams, has been Borough Commander of Merton since February 2012.
The Met confirmed today (January 7) that the Chief Superintendent's conduct was now being investigated by the Directorate of Professional Standards.
In a statement, they said complaints about his conduct by raised by Met employees and they relate to "inappropriate behaviour".
Superintendent David Palmer will act as Merton Borough Commander while the investigation takes place.
The statement ended: "The MPS expects all officers and staff to maintain the highest standards of conduct, where they fall short of this standard, we will take the most appropriate action".
Mr Williams writes a regular column for Merton residents, and in the most recent one, he talked of the borough's New Year challenges.
The former Army boxer is keen on keep fit challenges and he boxed against former world heavyweight champion Tim Witherspoon for charity as well as taking part in a number of cycle challenges.
January 7, 2014