Diversity on the Met frontline

11 June 2014

This meeting took place on 12 June 2014. Read the transcript here.

Are the Metropolitan Police’s efforts to achieve a more diverse workforce reaching their goal? Will London’s police service reach the Mayor’s aim of having a workforce that ‘reflects the city it serves’. [1]

The London Assembly Police and Crime Committee will tomorrow question the following guests about diversity of the Metropolitan Police Service frontline.

  • Helen Bailey, Chief Operating Officer, Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime
  • Robin Wilkinson, Deputy Director of Human Resources, Metropolitan Police Service
  • Lynda McMillan, Director of Police Resources and Performance, Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime
  • Janet Hills, Chair, Black Police Association, Metropolitan Police Service
  • Chief Superintendent Gideon Springer, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Commander, Metropolitan Police Service

The meeting will take place on Thursday, 12 June from 10am 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. P43 Police and Crime Plan 2013-16
  2. Full agenda papers
  3. The Police and Crime Committee is responsible for examining the activities of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime and investigating matters it considers to be of importance to policing and crime reduction in London.
  4. The Police and Crime Committee is established under s32 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.
  5. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.