Police leadership secondments

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2205
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The College of Policing's Leadership Review suggested that all current and future senior police officers should have the opportunity to undertake a secondment with an organisation outside of policing, such as a high street retailer, in order to improve their leadership capability and experience. Would you support the introduction of outside-of-policing secondments as part of senior police officers training, and considerations have the Metropolitan Police Service had about introducing such a scheme?

Answer

Answer for Police leadership secondments

Answer for Police leadership secondments

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Outside-of-policing secondments would provide useful opportunities for senior officers to learn and gain new skills and I would welcome the further development of this proposal.

The MPS is considering how such secondments could be implemented.