Metropolitan Police Service Response to Online Hate Crime (4)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-02-23
Session date: 
February 23, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0469
Question By: 
Roger Evans
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

If is there is no standalone unit dedicated to tackling online hate crime, what is the relevant unit/directorate/department called?

Answer

Answer for Metropolitan Police Service Response to Online Hate Crime (4)

Answer for Metropolitan Police Service Response to Online Hate Crime (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As highlighted in my Hate Crime Strategy for London, online hate crime is an emerging area of concern for the MPS.  All hate crime is investigated by the 32 borough based Community Safety Units within Territorial Policing and the officers who work in these units are provided with specialist training.  In addition, the MPS Cyber Crime Unit (MPCCU) provides advice and guidance on investigating online offences and circulates briefings and best practise to local investigators.