Safer Neighbourhood Teams - Increase in London's electoral wards

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-10-12
Session date: 
October 12, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3854
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Next year some boroughs will increase their number of electoral wards to reflect population change.  You have committed to having two police officers and one PCSO per ward.  Will you be able to fulfil this pledge when the changes come into effect?

Answer

Answer for Safer Neighbourhood Teams - Increase in London's electoral wards

Answer for Safer Neighbourhood Teams - Increase in London's electoral wards

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The original commitment was for two Dedicated Ward Officers (DWOs) and one Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) in each of the existing 629 London wards.

The vast majority of which are in post and the remainder will follow by the end of the year.

The impact of the additional electoral wards is currently being reviewed by the Met.