Metropolitan Police Service Policy on Publishing and Broadcasting in a Non-Official Capacity

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2625
Question By: 
Roger Evans
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

It has been reported that refusal to sign the Metropolitan Police Service's voluntary 'Policy on Publishing and Broadcasting in a Non-Official Capacity" has resulted in police officers working in counterterrorism and diplomatic protection being told they will be considered for redeployment. How many officers have signed the agreement, how many have refused and how many officers have been redeployed because of their refusal?   

Answer

Answer for Metropolitan Police Service Policy on Publishing and Broadcasting in a Non-Official Capacity

Answer for Metropolitan Police Service Policy on Publishing and Broadcasting in a Non-Official Capacity

Answered By: 
The Mayor

It is important that police officers, particularly those working in sensitive areas retain the trust and confidence of the principals whom they guard and of stakeholders and colleagues in the MPS .

This requirement has been introduced and  Police officers/staff have been invited to other confirm, by signing, that they understand the importance of confidentiality, or if they cannot/will not, to accept redeployment to a less sensitive post within the MPS.

The deadline for Specialist Operations personnel to sign this policy is currently 1/10/15.