Police and Crime Committee

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.

Upcoming work


Thematic meetings: an 
in-depth look at a specific
policing and crime topic

Q&A sessions with the Met and MOPAC


Thursday 12 January 2017
Reviewing the Mayor's draft Police and Crime Plan

Thursday 26 January 2017
Reviewing the Mayor's draft Police and Crime Plan

Site visits

The Committee will visit a Metropolitan Police Service custody suite in early 2017 to ask questions about the healthcare of detainees.

Recent work

Policing and security at the London Stadium

On 1 December 2016 the Committee questioned the organisations responsible for the London Stadium - formerly the Olympic Stadium - and surrounding area, after concerns were raised over security.

Violence Against Women and Girls

The report, 'Violence Against Women and Girls' (VAWG) examines the detail behind the rise in reports of VAWG in London, the support available to victims and the ways in which organisations are working together to prevent it.

Read the report

Serious Youth Violence

The Committee report ‘Serious Youth Violence’, examines the detail behind the increase in youth violence in London, the reasons why some young people find themselves victims or perpetrators and how it might be better prevented. 

Read the report


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, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe and the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Sophie Linden - about the current crime issues that matter to Londoners.

On 14 December 2016 the Committee questioned the Met and MOPAC on: what is causing a rise in hit and run incidents in the capital; the HMIC inspection – child protection investigations in the Met and the Mayor's draft police and crime plan 2017-2021.  

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Committee meetings

Browse meetings and agendas for this committee and to check out further information relating to the committee, including terms of reference.

Latest publications

Contact the Police and Crime Committee

If you have a media enquiry relating to the Committee please contact:     

External Relations Officer:
Mary Dolan
[email protected]
020 7983 4603            

If you have a query about the Committee and its work please contact:

Scrutiny Managers: 
Janette Roker / Becky Short      
[email protected] / [email protected]
020 7983 6562 / 4760                       

To speak to the Mayor's Office about Policing and Crime, please contact 020 7983 4000