Assaults on Metropolitan Police Service Special Constables

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2193
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How many Metropolitan Police Service Special Constables have been assaulted while on duty in the last 3 years, and what support is available for those Special Constables who are the victims of an assault?

Answer

Answer for Assaults on Metropolitan Police Service Special Constables

Answer for Assaults on Metropolitan Police Service Special Constables

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The number of MPS special constables that were injured as a result of being physically assaulted while on duty during the last 3 Financial Years is as follows:

FY 2012/13                            37

FY 2013/14                            31

FY 2014/15                            19

This does not necessarily represent the total number of assaults, as assaults that do not result in injury (including non-injury assaults, verbal assaults, being spat at, etc.) are not recorded on the MPS Accident/Injury recording system.

Occupational Health (OH) support is available to officers who have been assaulted, whether special or regular.