Police officer's personal safety

MQT on 2015-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2015
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Metropolitan Police Service Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley recently said that police officers had been warned not to wear their uniforms on public transport or talk about their jobs on social media for fear they may be targeted by terrorist organisations. What procedures have been put in place to protect the safety of police officers at times of heightened national security risks?


Answer for Police officer's personal safety

Answer for Police officer's personal safety

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS has undertaken a variety of activity to enhance the safety of both police officers and police staff. Key measures include:

       Notification of relevant threats to officers via:

- briefings at the start of each shift; and

- advice on intranet.

       Review of police building security 

       Increase in intelligence assessment of police calls

       Specific considerations when planning London events

       Officer safety training tailored to current threat  

       Enhanced and improved MPS identification measures