Borough merger [2]

MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In the Pathfinder (Camden & Islington) Borough there appears to be a disconnect in that ward priorities are not aligned with the emergency policing team priorities, for example if a caller dials 101 to report anti-social behaviour  that was an issue on the ward, the Response teams would not attend as they had I & S grade priorities. What is being done about this?


Answer for Borough merger [2]

Answer for Borough merger [2]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Each Borough has selected two local volume crime priorities, based on local knowledge, crime data and police intelligence, along with antisocial behaviour, which has been identified in our consultation for the Police & Crime Plan as an important issue across London.

To address local priorities, neighbourhood officers work together with Councils and other partners to take a proactive problem solving approach - not only pursuing and arresting criminals, but also taking enforcement action on the problems that drive crime - such as drug dealing.

The Emergency Response teams predominantly respond to I & S grade calls, which are graded within the Control room on the basis of the need for an urgent police response.

Response teams are aligned to patrol zones, based on the demands that have affected particular areas, and this is intended to enable a more effective response to areas of high demand. It is also intended that response teams are used to provide additional support for local officers to tackle their priorities, and work is under way in Camden & Islington to make this happen.