Police Training

MQT on 2010-09-15
Session date: 
September 15, 2010
Question By: 
James Cleverly
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


There has been widespread support for reducing the plethora of guidelines and returning the use of discretion to police officers. What police training is currently in place to instruct police on how to use discretion; and what more can be done to ensure staff have the right skills to make independent judgements and are trained appropriately?


Answer for Police Training

Answer for Police Training

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am informed by the MPS that, as part of their initial training all police recruits are extensively trained, issued with lesson notes and undertake scenario based practical sessions to determine when discretion may be exercised.

The training and methods are continually under review to make sure they are up to date and in line with current guidelines.