Police and crime plan

Alcohol and crime – are they inseparable?

13 January 2016

This meeting took place on 14 January 2016. Read the transcript here.

The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) believes that alcohol is “a key driver to crime and reoffending” in London[1].

  • How has the level and impact of alcohol-fuelled crime changed in London over the past decade?
  • How can the Night-Time Economy be promoted with no knock on effect for policing or local authorities?
  • Have MOPAC’s ‘alcohol bracelets’ changed people’s behaviour in terms of reoffending and continuing to drink?
  • What more could MOPAC and London Councils do to ensure that licensing powers are used well, fairly and confidently?

The London Assembly Police and Crime Committee will tomorrow continue its investigation into the impact alcohol has on policing in London:

The Committee will hear from the following guests:

  • Samantha Cunningham, Head of Service Integrated Offender Management, Programmes and Neighbourhoods, MOPAC
  • Graeme Gordon, Interim Director of Services and Commissioning, MOPAC
  • Phillip Clifford, Policy Manager, London Councils.

The meeting will take place on Thursday 14 January from 10:00am in the Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend. 

The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.

Notes to editors

  1. Written submission from MOPAC for the Committee’s investigation.
  2. Full Agenda papers.
  3. Joanne McCartney AM, Chair of the Police and Crime Committee is available for interview.  See contact details below.
  4. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

For media enquiries, please contact Mary Dolan on 020 7983 4603.  For out of hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officerNon-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.