Metropolitan Police Service Tattoo Policy

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2016
Reference: 
2016/3814
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Pursuant to question 2016/3268, you have stated what the Metropolitan Police Service proposes to do in light of the Police Federation's recommendations, but what is your opinion of their recommendations and do you support them?

Answer

Answer for Metropolitan Police Service Tattoo Policy

Answer for Metropolitan Police Service Tattoo Policy

Answered By: 
The Mayor

It is important that the MPS continues to maintain its professional image.

I am mindful that this professional image must be balanced by any potential wider changes in social attitudes towards visible tattoos.

It is my view that the MPS should continue to engage the Federation on this subject and reach a sensible way forward around the recommendations.