GPS tagging

MQT on 2015-12-16
Session date: 
December 16, 2015
Question By: 
Roger Evans
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Following the successful trial of GPS tagging, what plans does the Metropolitan Police Service have to expand the use of GPS tags?


Answer for GPS tagging

Answer for GPS tagging

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC) is working with the MPS to develop plans for use of GPS tagging as part of our wider partnership strategy to tackle reoffending in London. MOPAC and the MPS are developing a proposal to test use of GPS tags as part of the Gripping the Offender pilot, a whole system approach to tackling repeat offending in North and East London. Currently GPS tags can only be used on a voluntary basis so my office is negotiating with Government to allow mandatory use of GPS tagging by the courts as part of this pilot. Funding and procurement processes for the national roll out of GPS tags as a sentencing tool are also currently being reviewed by the Ministry of Justice, which may well impact on the expanded use of GPS tagging in London.