Visible Policing

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3880
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Using the HMIC definition of 'visible' policing - how many police officers are currently in 'visible' policing roles across the MPS? www.hmic.gov.uk/news/releases/release-007-2011/

Answer

Answer for Visible Policing

Answer for Visible Policing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The figures set out in the table below are compiled on a quarterly basis using the HMIC "Demanding Times" approach, with the latest figures being June 2014 when there were 15,643 FTE police officers in "visible" roles.

Police Officers

June 2014

Visible strength (FTE)

15,643

Visible percentage

 

50.5%

'Visible' police officer strength has increased by 2,789 FTE, from 12,854 to 15,643 since the inception of the One Met Model in March 2013. This represents an increase of 8.2% from 42.3% to 50.5%.