Borough Command Units - measurement of success (1)

MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How will you measure whether the BCU trials in progress have been a success?


Answer for Borough Command Units - measurement of success (1)

Answer for Borough Command Units - measurement of success (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS will conduct a detailed evaluation of both BCU mergers, using a range of qualitative and quantitative measures taken across all aspects of the BCU policing model and the service received by the public.

Local authorities continue to be closely involved in overseeing the progress of the Pathfinders and each area has an Oversight Board which is chaired by the Leader of one of the Local authorities and includes representatives from all the local authorities involved, MOPAC and the Metropolitan Police Service. The purpose of these meetings is to challenge and inform the delivery of the model and its impact on the policing service provided to the public.

The format of the ongoing evaluation takes into account the priorities and commitments within the Police and Crime Plan, through their relationship to programme benefits, and how these are delivered in the BCU environment. This approach keeps a close view on agreed local policing priorities; addressing harm, vulnerability and ASB. This is supported by a range of established performance indicators and metrics, combined with consultation with staff, key stakeholders (including SNBs and Safeguarding Boards) and Ward Panel Chairs, through surveys and structured interviews.

The results and recommendations will be jointly considered by the Commissioner and I in considering the form of any future roll out to other areas of London.