Detectives

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-11-22
Session date: 
November 22, 2018
Reference: 
2018/3120
Question By: 
Peter Whittle
Organisation: 
UKIP
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

To ask the Mayor what progress has been made in arresting the decline in the number of Metropolitan Police detectives and what is the current shortfall in their numbers?

Answers

Answer for Detectives

Answer for Detectives

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response.

Detectives

Detectives

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Metropolitan Police Service(MPS) Detective Resilience Group continues its work to understand and address detective attrition.

This work is closely aligned to the National Investigative Resilience Programme which operates across British policing to improve key areas such as career pathways, learning and development and strong leadership.

Numbers of detectives within the MPS have recently improved with the current vacancy factor, as of end of March 2019, reduced to just 5 per cent.