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 electoral fraud, serious youth violence, and policing and safety at Notting Hill Carnival.

Recent work

Football Policing

An update on the work the Committee has carried out in relation to football violence and security at the Olympic Park.  READ the letter from the Chairman to the Mayor here.

Electoral fraud

On 9 February 2017 the Committee investigated the difficulties involved in tackling electoral 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.

On 10 March, the Chairman wrote a letter to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime calling for an inquiry into the Tower Hamlets electoral fraud investigation.

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.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner on policing numbers

Met Police Commissioner on 'inevitable' policing number cuts

Deputy Met Commissioner on police officers

Committee meetings

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

Contact the Police and Crime Committee

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

External Communications Manager:
Alison Bell
A[email protected]
020 7983 4228       

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

Senior Committee Officer -  Teresa Young, [email protected], 020 7983 6559                       

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

Please note: the Committee cannot intervene in individual cases or complaints against the Metropolitan Police Service. If you have a complaint about a specific incident with the police, you should first contact the Metropolitan Police so it can carry out an investigation. More information on how to make a complaint can be found on the Metropolitan Police website here. You can also find out more about police complaints from the Independent Police Complaints Commission here.