MPS ride-along schemes

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4189
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

As recommended by the London Policing Ethics Panel, will you introduce ride-along schemes, giving the public direct exposure to frontline policing and giving the MPS increased accountability and transparency?

Answer

Answer for MPS ride-along schemes

Answer for MPS ride-along schemes

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In response to the London Policing Ethics Panel's recommendation, the MPS will introduce new procedures early in 2015 to provide more people with the opportunity to take part in its ride-along scheme.  This will not only give increased transparency and accountability, but also an appreciation of the challenges police officers face.  I also hope it will have a positive effect on officer recruitment.