Abstractions from Neighbourhood Teams

MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What is the current abstraction rate for police officers from Neighbourhood teams in London? Please provide a breakdown per borough?


Answer for Abstractions from Neighbourhood Teams

Answer for Abstractions from Neighbourhood Teams

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS records police officer abstractions across a range of different activities. Some of these are mandatory and relate to their borough activity, such as attendance at training courses and court in order to give evidence.

Other abstractions relate to policing activity outside of their designated Neighbourhood Policing Team area, often referred to as 'Aid'. Aid accounts for both local (in-borough) and central abstraction. Local abstractions are confined to the borough the officer works in and typically include local activities such as sporting events, cultural events and borough based policing operations.

Central abstractions are 'off borough' and typically include activities such as large scale demonstrations, Notting Hill Carnival, New Year's Eve and one-off events such as the Tour de France. The attached document details all of the abstraction activities recorded by the MPS.

Off-borough aid accounts for less than a quarter of abstractions.

CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) refers to officers working at Met Command and Control at one of the MPS's control centres.

A spreadsheet of abstraction rates per borough for police officers from Neighbourhood teams in London is attached in Appendix 5.