Online-stalking(3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-01-18
Session date: 
January 18, 2017
Reference: 
2017/0098
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How are the Police supporting the victims of online stalking?

Answer

Answer for Online-stalking(3)

Answer for Online-stalking(3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS adhere to the Victims Code of Practice. If an individual is identified as being vulnerable, they are entitled to an enhanced service. In addition to this, as part of the MPS Policy review process, officers have been provided with practical checklists to cover Harassment and Stalking.

The MPS recognises the increased use of social media/electronic communications networks to conduct harassment and stalking. Frontline officers and their supervisors, along with secondary investigators and their supervisors, now have a comprehensive list of mandatory/recommended requirements to comply with when investigating offences of this nature.