Domestic Violence

MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


On average, what proportion of the training time of a new officer in the MPS is spent on Domestic Violence situations in London?


Answer for Domestic Violence

Answer for Domestic Violence

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Training related to domestic violence and other related issues is embedded at various stages of officer training and ongoing professional development. As such it is not possible to calculate a percentage or proportion of time. However, as an example, of the kind of training provided, there are modules on domestic violence within foundation training (including building on learning required to pass the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing). In addition, 1 of the 13 continuing training days covers immersive learning centred on domestic violence and one of the five hours in Professional Development Days focuses on Domestic Abuse.