PCSOs in Brent (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1589
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

I am extremely concerned that PCSOs strength is very low and as a result some low level crime is on the increase in many of the Brent Areas. Can you confirm that PCSO numbers will be replenished to its former level?

Answer

Answer for PCSOs in Brent (1)

Answer for PCSOs in Brent (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The total MOPAC priority victim based crime in Brent has reduced by 11.2% when comparing the rolling year to date with the preceding 12 months.

Brent's target strength for PCSOs is 45, including 3 funded through partnerships. The strength as of 28 February 2014 was 43.22 full time equivalent officers (FTE). The number of vacancies is therefore only 1.78 FTE. 

The MPS have plans to recruit additional PCSOs to meet target strength early in the new financial year.