Operation Shield

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0975
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Please outline the criteria used for selecting boroughs that receive support from Operation Shield?

Answer

Answer for Operation Shield

Answer for Operation Shield

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Shield is an innovative pilot programme to tackle group violence. 

When considering which boroughs to initially pilot this new approach a number of considerations were made.

The 3 boroughs of Lambeth, Haringey and Westminster were selected as they had a history of gang related violence alongside strong local community safety partnerships and the capacity to participate.