Local police - Rotherhithe

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-12-19
Session date: 
December 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/3857
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

You have pledged that 'no front counter will be closed until an alternative facility has been opened' [MQ 3384/2012]. Can you provide assurances that not only will a replacement front counter be opened, if Rotherhithe police station closes, but that a replacement police base will be provided locally for Safer Neighbourhood Teams, so that they do not have to waste valuable patrolling time crossing the borough?

Answer

Answer for Local police - Rotherhithe

Answer for Local police - Rotherhithe

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) are in the process of developing the strategy to improve public access to the police. Once complete it will be put before the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime for approval.

The strategy, once approved will support the Police and Crime Plan.

No decisions on public access will be made until the strategy is approved by the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime.

As part of this review Borough Commanders have engaged with the public and its partners to explain the changes and listen to the community reaction.

Senior officers within the MPS and MOPAC are also meeting with Borough Leaders to improvements to public access in their borough and identify opportunities for co-location.