Police contact points

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


As part of your public access consultation for the Met Police, have you considered locating contact points in other public buildings, such as local libraries, which might save the Met money, generate revenues for Councils and provide more "one stop shops" at public buildings?


Answer for Police contact points

Answer for Police contact points

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As part of the draft Strategy, we propose requiring local dedicated ward officers (DWOs) to hold community contact sessions at convenient times and places in each ward.  Rather than setting strict requirements centrally, we recognise that every community is different and will allow local solutions that best meet the needs of local people.  These will be overseen by Safer Neighbourhood Boards.

There is, then, the opportunity for local officers to work with local authorities and others to identify the best locations.

In addition, in order to base DWOs closer to the wards they police, we are seeking co-locations with local authorities and others, as outlined in the draft Strategy.