Police covenant

Meeting: 
MQT on 2020-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2020
Reference: 
2020/1194
Question By: 
Tony Devenish
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you support the government introducing a police covenant, and what more can you do in London to support police officers?

Answer

Police covenant

Police covenant

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Police officers perform an invaluable role in keeping us all safe, often in challenging and sometimes dangerous circumstances. 

I support the introduction of a police covenant that recognises their contribution and sacrifice and ensures they are not disadvantaged because of their commitment. 

The Commissioner and our brave police officers have my full support. I have invested heavily in policing, taking difficult decisions to raise the policing precept of council tax and reinvesting business rates.    

I will continue to lobby the government for the resources that the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) needs and deserves. So far, the Government has confirmed only 1,369 additional offices. Both I and the Commissioner are clear that London needs at least 6,000.