The Mayor has pledged to uphold and develop the highest standards of transparency and openness in the way that he makes decisions and spends public money.
The Mayor has chosen to delegate the power to make decisions to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (‘DMPC’). The DMPC approves all MOPAC revenue and capital expenditure; all grants provided by MOPAC; the financial settlement of all legal claims; all contracts, variations, and extensions; and all business cases to acquire property. MOPAC has ensured that there robust corporate governance mechanisms in place. This decision-making process will ensure that a single, transparent decision-taking model is operated across the organisation. Click here to find out more about decisions.
The Mayor has introduced MOPAC Challenge. The MOPAC Challenge is the principal mechanism through which the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime holds the Met Commissioner and his top team to account in public. They are joined by a board of representatives to help hold the Met Police Commissioner to account and review issues across the criminal justice system.
The Joint Asset Management Panel (JAMP) meets monthly to ensure MOPAC has in place an estates strategy that will deliver the Police and Crime Plan and to oversee the strategic direction of the Mayor and the operational requirements of the Commissioner with regard to estate matters.
The Joint Investment Board (JIB) meets monthly to ensure that MPS investment decisions deliver the Police and Crime Plan and are founded on a sound business case, contributing to the budget targets set by the DMPC for the MPS.
The Deputy Mayor and the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police have monthly bi-lateral meetings to provide in depth scrutiny of the effectiveness and efficiency of the MPS and to consider issues of importance to policing and crime reduction in London.