Safer Neighbourhood Teams in Lambeth & Southwark

MQT on 2012-12-19
Session date: 
December 19, 2012
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I am concerned at the prospect that some SNT's in my constituency may potentially have no 'base' of any kind for them to use in the wards they patrol, following the implementation of the new policing model. I believe these officers will need somewhere to use for 'comfort' and refreshment breaks or somewhere where they can conduct confidential interviews or work - e.g. if a resident's home cannot be used for any reason. Will you give an undertaking that you will ensure that MOPAC work with partners such as local authorities, other emergency services and local stakeholders to explore possibly co-locating facilities to ensure all SNT have appropriate amenities available to them in their own ward?


Answer for Safer Neighbourhood Teams in Lambeth & Southwark

Answer for Safer Neighbourhood Teams in Lambeth & Southwark

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 and will provide both comfort and interview facilities for the SNTs.

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.

As part of the process options for co-location will be considered in places with high number of visitors, such as supermarkets, council buildings, libraries and other local public services.