Crime Assessment Policy

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Reference: 
2019/6294
Question By: 
Len Duvall OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How is the Crime Assessment Policy being monitored to ensure that no crime that needs investigating is screened out?

Answer

Crime Assessment Policy

Crime Assessment Policy

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Met have recently conducted a full review of the General Investigations Policy which contains comprehensive Crime Assessment Principles that enable staff to properly assess all recorded crime and either close after initial investigation or progress for further investigation. Staff are encouraged and empowered to identify viable lines of enquiry in order to solve crime. Should further investigative opportunities become apparent on closed crimes then staff are encouraged to reopen these for further investigation and all supervisors will regularly monitor the application of these principles.