Safer Schools Officer time

MQT on 2016-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2016
Question By: 
Siân Berry
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What was the total annual cost in 2015/16 of the hours spent carrying out dedicated duties in schools by the Metropolitan Police Service's Safer Schools Officers? What is the expected cost of these duties in 2016/17?


Answer for Safer Schools Officer time

Answer for Safer Schools Officer time

Answered By: 
The Mayor

MOPAC and the MPS are committed to working in partnership with schools to keep young people safe, increase trust and confidence in policing, and divert more young people away from criminality. Safer Schools Officers encourage the police, children, young people, school staff and parents to build good relationships, based on trust and mutual respect.

For 2015/2016 there were 282 MPS Safer Schools Officers working with Secondary Schools across London, costing a total of £15,398,892 per annum.

For the current year, 2016/2017, there are 292 Safer Schools Officers across the MPS, with an expected cost of £15,944,952 per annum.