Training provided for foreign police forces

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2194
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Greater Manchester Police recently hosted around 300 police officers from abroad in order to assist them in learning English and British police practice, and were paid £400,000 for doing so. Have the Metropolitan Police Service provided any similar training for foreign police forces, and how much income has been generated from it?

Answer

Answer for Training provided for foreign police forces

Answer for Training provided for foreign police forces

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS already provides a number of specialised training courses to foreign police forces. These courses have included subjects such as investigative techniques, driving and firearms.

For the year 2014/15 this external training provided an income of £200k. The MPS are currently negotiating courses for 2015/16 and expect the value to be in excess of £500k.