Metropolitan Police Service morale

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2203
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

An internal survey of police officers and staff conducted by the Metropolitan Police Service found that only one in five agreed they had "confidence in the leadership provided by the senior leaders in the Met", while three in five disagreed. How will you and the MPS leadership deal with the challenges officers and staff are facing that effect their morale?

Answer

Answer for Metropolitan Police Service morale

Answer for Metropolitan Police Service morale

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The last internal staff survey took place in May 2014. Since then considerable investment has been made, including the introduction of a leadership development pilot called 'Leading for London'.

This pilot has been rolled out across a number of areas, tailored for different levels of leadership, to improve how the MPS leads and motivates its staff.

In addition all Operational Command Units (OCUs) are holding regular 'Met Conversations' to explore issues of trust and confidence and offer an opportunity to discuss areas for improvement.

MOPAC is also taking a practical interest in this area, and, inter alia, will publish a workforce dashboard, which monitors staff sickness, attrition and attendance.