Granting limited police powers

MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Hertfordshire Constabulary have recently granted four G4S security guards targeted police powers so they can address certain issues without having to involve police officers. Under the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme, the security guards are now entitled to obtain the name and address of people breaking the law or committing anti-social behaviour, as well as having the power to confiscate alcohol from anyone under 18. Has the Metropolitan Police Service already used any such powers, and what role do you believe such a scheme could have in keeping Londoners safe?


Answer for Granting limited police powers

Answer for Granting limited police powers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS uses the CSAS scheme across London and of 23 accredited providers, 18 have been given the power to require a name and address or to seize alcohol. The other 5 accredited providers supply traffic management functions and have accredited powers accordingly.