MPS Operation Omega

MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please confirm the number of officers that have been extracted from each Borough, for how long and which Borough has gained these officers under the remit of Operation Omega.


Answer for MPS Operation Omega
MPS Operation Omega

MPS Operation Omega

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Operation Omega is an overarching operation that is focussed on tackling increases in priority victim based crime across London.  The operation is being delivered by borough officers with the support of Special Constables and Pan-London Units in relevant crime hotspots.

As part of the operation, some Area Commanders are flexing a limited number of resources each week to locations showing the highest crime increases within their areas. These moves are not permanent and are for a limited period of time to meet local crime demands.

In addition, some of the crime hotspots or problems are shared by neighbouring boroughs; for example, Islington, Camden and Hackney are focused on theft from person offences on their shared borders. Where this occurs a single joined up approach using locally combined resources is being adopted.

The MPS have not tracked the number of officer’s deployments through the Operation because they are short term deployments that change weekly; however, the MPS can confirm that no dedicated ward officers have been abstracted as part of the operation.

This answer was received on 21/09/15.