Collaboration between Police Forces (1)

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


What collaboration, if any, has the Metropolitan Police Service undertaken with the police forces it shares a geographical boundary with, such as Essex Police, Hertfordshire Constabulary, Kent Police, Sussex Police and Thames Valley Police?


Answer for Collaboration between Police Forces (1)

Answer for Collaboration between Police Forces (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

MPS and MOPAC have a formal collaboration agreement with those other forces operating in the Greater London Region as part of a shared Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU) as well as collaboration agreements share with all forces as part of the national landscape for policing (in particular, CT policing and the architecture of the national police chiefs council).

Operationally, MPS works very closely with neighbouring forces where crime networks operate across the policing border for example gangs, child sexual exploitation, fraud or other areas of serious and organised criminality.