Police dedicated ward officer deployment (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-03-22
Session date: 
March 22, 2018
Reference: 
2018/0821
Question By: 
Siân Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In response to question 2018/0013 you said that "all boroughs in London have now been assigned two Dedicated Ward Officers (DWOs) per ward," but also outlined reasons for possible vacancies and temporary reassignment of these officers within the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS). How many wards in each borough or Basic Command Unit (BCU) currently have at least two assigned DWOs actively in post? Please provide your answer in table format.

Answer

Answer for Police dedicated ward officer deployment (1)

Answer for Police dedicated ward officer deployment (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As of December 2017 there were 21 vacancies. This equates to only 1.7% of the 1,258 Dedicated Ward Officer (DWO) posts.

As I outlined in my previous response it is important to be clear that with any human resource on this scale there will always be some vacancies. Furthermore, the number of vacancies will inevitably change from day to day. The MPS has committed to refilling these posts as quickly as possible.

The 21 vacancies were in the following boroughs:

Central North BCU (Camden and Islington)

1

Newham

1

Lambeth

1

Brent

1

Harrow

1

Haringey

1

Enfield

2

Tower Hamlets

5

Kensington & Chelsea

1

Hammersmith & Fulham

1

Ealing

2

Sutton

1

Bromley

1

Merton

2

Total

21