Specialist operations separated from police forces

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-12-16
Session date: 
December 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/4382
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The National Police Chief's Council has launched a programme to establish new cross-force specialist operations units which could be funded directly by central government. What specialist operations, if any, does the Metropolitan Police Service expect it will potentially cede to these new cross-force bodies?

Answer

Answer for Specialist operations separated from police forces

Answer for Specialist operations separated from police forces

Answered By: 
The Mayor

MOPAC and the MPS will look at the proposal made by the Home Secretary and the NPCC to see how they can improve the delivery of services in London.  London of itself constitutes a region.  This does not preclude collaboration.  The MPS already work closely with BTP and the City of London Police in a number of areas.  We are considering what further collaboration may be appropriate.