Safer Neighbourhood Policing
Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNTs), described as “a revolution in policing”, have been a significant priority for the Mayor in his last three budgets. He has used London council taxpayers’ money to fund the roll out of an SNT (a unit comprised of 1 police sergeant, 2 police constables and 3 Police Community Support Officers) to every ward in London. In this report, the Budget Committee explores the impact and value for money of SNTs to date, including the performance measures and evaluation mechanisms being used. It makes recommendations to the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).
Additional information has been provided by the MPA on safer neighbourhood policing: