Responding to the publication of the Draft Police and Crime Plan for consultation, Jenny Jones AM said:
“Londoners want police on the streets, not in the back office and I worry that this plan fails to do that.
The key thing for Londoners is having police officers on the frontline in operational roles. However, there has been a reduction of 2,623 police officers and staff in operational roles since March 2010 and my concern is that cutting support staff in the hope of keeping officer numbers high will mean police officers doing back office jobs that could be done by cheaper civilian staff.”
Jenny is available for interview