Firearms officers [3]

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2016
Reference: 
2016/4400
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What is your view of the proposed new national armed police force under consideration by the Government combining firearms officers from the British Transport Police, the Civil Nuclear Constabulary and the Ministry of Defence police; and what impact would this have on policing, especially counter terrorism policing, in London?

Answer

Answer for Firearms officers [3]

Answer for Firearms officers [3]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I support any proposals if they are shown to make London safer.  The merger of these Forces could produce improved operational effectiveness and an increased ability to support London's police in times of crisis. 

MOPAC will keep these proposals under review.