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Duty Officer Update - 27 Feb 2015

27 February 2015

Find out about our visit to the Thames Barrier this week, what happened at our #TalkResilience event on Thursday and what's in store next week; as well as the usual information to help keep you safe over the weekend.

Helping small firms get to grips with doing business in India

27 February 2015

We want to help small firms in London do business overseas. Find out how the Mayor’s Export Programme is putting London businesses in touch with India, one of the fastest growing economies in the world…

The Mayor’s Export Programme helps small firms in London to grow by trading in overseas markets. Many businesses have set their sights on India’s huge and growing economy. To succeed, they first need to get to grips with the Indian ‘consumer’.

London and New York reaffirm global crime fighting partnership

12 February 2015

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and New York Police Commissioner, Bill Bratton, have joined together to highlight the progress of both cities in fighting crime.

In 2014 both cities had their best year on homicides since the 1960s. London’s murder total was just 92 in 2014 – half of what it was in 1991, when London had 2 million fewer residents. New York has seen even more dramatic reductions in homicide down from 2,245 in 1992 to 333 last year.

Mayor delivers council tax cut for special constables in London

19 February 2015

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has today confirmed that all serving special constables who live in the capital will be eligible for a £150 council tax cut, as he delivers on his pledge to reward those uniformed volunteers who support policing.

The Mayor of London committed in his Police & Crime Plan to reconnect the police with the public by boosting volunteering and rewarding those who offer their time in service. This follows his 2012 manifesto pledge to offer special constables a 50 per cent rebate on the Mayor’s share of council tax.

Gangs Dashboard Launched

18 February 2015

As part of yesterday's visit to the launch, the Deputy Mayor for Police and Crime, Stephen Greenhalgh launched the MOPAC Gangs dashboard.

Part of the Mayor’s ongoing commitment to make police data more accessible this series of dashboards takes raw data already available on other sites and transforms it into an easy to understand format for the public and media to access in one place.

View the gangs dashboards

Duty Officer Update - 20 Feb 2015

20 February 2015

We're looking forward to talking about resilience with members of the community at an event next week. Find out more including how you can register to attend in our weekly Duty Officer blog.

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