Diversity in the Met (3)

MQT on 2013-06-19
Session date: 
June 19, 2013
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please can you provide figures for women in the Met as at 31st March 2013, broken down into the categories of Police, Staff, PCSO and Special Officers?


Answer for Diversity in the Met (3)

Answer for Diversity in the Met (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written response received on 1 July 2013.

The following table shows the female representation within the MPS workforce at 31 May 2013, with the relevant percentage. It reflects the continued improvement in female representation in the police officer ranks as a result of targeted recruitment, and strong representation within the Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) and Metropolitan Special Constable (MSC) workforce, which will feed some of the future Police Constable recruitment.

I am committed to creating a police force that represents the diversity of London and the drive to recruit 5000 new officers over the next 3 years provides an opportunity to achieve this.

My Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime is working closely with the MPS, Home Office and College of Policing to develop a range of positive action initiatives to maximise the number of BME and female recruits during this recruitment drive.

On the 20 June, my Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime led a MOPAC Challenge panel to determine the range of positive action initiatives that the police can use to ensure London's police force better reflects London's population.