Neighbourhood Policing Teams - 2

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2014-12-09
Session date: 
December 9, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4978
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
the Mayor and Police Commissioner

Question

Can you detail what you feel the reasons are for the reduced visibility of Police Officers and what you will do to improve visibility of Officers across my constituency?

Answer

Answer for Neighbourhood Policing Teams - 2

Answer for Neighbourhood Policing Teams - 2

Answered By: 
the Mayor and Police Commissioner

The Local Policing Model substantially increased the numbers of officers in neighbourhood roles and the MPS continues to recruit new officers.

More officers are now working during the evenings and weekends when demand for their services is highest. This can have an impact on visibility in the daytime.

As the MPS builds towards its full complement of approximately 32,000 officers, the remaining vacancies will be filled as new officers will complete their training and also become more visible in due course.

Borough Commanders continue to work with local stakeholders and staff to ensure that officers spend the maximum amount of time where they are needed.