Met Police BOGOF offer

MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Deputy Mayor Greenhalgh has recently  written to borough  leaders about  the two for one PCs special offer and about extending it to other ranks. Is this an attempt to shunt front line policing costs to boroughs that face massive cuts themselves?


Answer for Met Police BOGOF offer

Answer for Met Police BOGOF offer

Answered By: 
The Mayor


In recognition of the value of partnership I am re-launching my offer of police officers to all Local Authorities for a three year period on a 'buy one get one free' basis. Any officers purchased will be matched with a police constable at no charge.

The scheme will replace the variety of cost sharing and match funded schemes already in place with a single scheme for  all local authorities and single tariff of payments.

This will be implemented in full with effect from 1 April 2015, with a transitional period applied in 2014/15.