Wildlife Crime Officers

MQT on 2013-06-19
Session date: 
June 19, 2013
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many Wildlife Crime Officers are there in London, broken down by each borough; and approximately how much of their time is spent dealing with wildlife crime issues?


Answer for Wildlife Crime Officers

Answer for Wildlife Crime Officers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There are 3 full time officers within the MPS Wildlife Crime Unit.

In addition, there is 1 appointed Borough Wildlife Crime Officer on each of the 31 of the 32 London Boroughs. The vacancy is on Haringey, which is in the process of being filled.

No record is kept of time spent dealing with wildlife related incidents by Borough officers. The work they carry out is part of their normal duties and time dedicated to the role will depend on demand balanced against competing local priorities, as for any other policing activity.