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 the Met’s use of water cannon and Taser, the threat of online crime and youth reoffending.

Upcoming work


Thematic meetings: an 
in-depth look at a specific
policing and crime topic

Q&A sessions with the Met


Thursday 9 March
Probation services

Wednesday 29 March
Topics TBC

Site visits

The Committee will visit the Metropolitan Police Specialist Training Centre in Gravesend in Spring 2017 to hear about public order policing.

Recent work

Electoral fraud

On 9 February 2017 the Committee investigated the difficulties involved in tackling election 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 March 10, 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.

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 Relations Officer:
Mary Dolan
020 7983 4603            

If you have a query about the Committee and its work please contact:

Scrutiny Managers: 
Janette Roker / Becky Short /
020 7983 6562 / 4760                       

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