British police officers patrolling tourist hotspots abroad

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2622
Question By: 
Roger Evans
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Two police officers from West Midlands Police recently took part in a fortnight long trial which saw them working alongside the Guardia Civil in Magaluf, Majorca and San Antonio, Ibiza. What assessment have you made of this trial, and what considerations are there for the Metropolitan Police Service to engage in similar trials in the future?

Answer

Answer for British police officers patrolling tourist hotspots abroad

Answer for British police officers patrolling tourist hotspots abroad

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Any assessment of this work will be made by the West Midlands Police and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office who will make available any lessons learnt and examples of good practice to all forces including the MPS at a later date. The MPS has no plans in place to engage in a similar trial.