The Police and Crime Committee examines the work of the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC), which oversees the Metropolitan Police. The Committee also investigates key issues relating to policing and crime in London, including the Met’s use of water cannon and Taser, the threat of online crime and youth reoffending.
Police and Crime Committee
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Q&A sessions with the Met
Thursday 9 February
Thursday 23 February
Thursday 9 March
Wednesday 29 March
The Committee will visit the Metropolitan Police Specialist Training Centre in Gravesend in Spring 2017 to hear about public order policing.
On 9 February 2017 the Committee investigated the difficulties involved in tackling election fraud and malpractice in London. Guests included representatives from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the Met Police, MOPAC and the Electoral Commission. The 2014 Tower Hamlets Mayoral election was looked at as a case study.
Assessing the Mayor's Police and Crime Plan
The Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime and the Deputy Commissioner were questioned about the Draft Plan and the Committee explored the Mayor’s proposals for criminal justice, including better support for victims of crime and greater control of the criminal justice system.
During an earlier meeting to evaluate the Plan, the Committee heard evidence from representatives from the Police Foundation and the Centre for Public Safety as well as academincs from the University of Kent and University College London.
Q&A sessions with the Met and MOPAC
Every month the Committee publicly questions senior representatives from the Metropolitan Police and MOPAC – including the Met Commissioner and the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Sophie Linden - about the current crime issues that matter to Londoners.
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