Metropolitan Police Policing Communities

MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Police in Scotland have been working with Polish counterparts to foster a better cultural understanding of the communities they serve. Would the Metropolitan Police consider adopting such initiatives regarding how they police certain communities within London?


Answer for Metropolitan Police Policing Communities

Answer for Metropolitan Police Policing Communities

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS is already doing something similar through Operation Nexus, a joint MPS/Home Office operation, which consists of 8 Romanian and 3 Polish officers seconded to work alongside MPS officers.  Together they support and work with communities to reassure them through positive community engagement, learning, understanding and intelligence.  They also reduce the number of high harm offenders from those countries, identifying wanted people and active criminals, and have also identified and supported victims of trafficking by working with the Human Trafficking Unit. The Commissioner has recently introduced a target that 100% of Foreign National Offenders (FNOs) are to be subject to an overseas record check.

The MPS will continue to explore all opportunities to work with officers from countries that have significant communities in London.