A report released in August on digital policing by the think tank 'Reform' outlines how demand on policing has changed as crimes such as robbery and criminal damage have fallen over the past two decades whilst crimes with a digital element such as fraud and internet enabled child abuse have risen. Do the Metropolitan Police Service have the resources and skills to deal with the changing nature of crime?
Following reports that of the 5,050 trained Metropolitan Police officers trained to carry out pursuits since 2012 and the 315 of these that have reached 'tactical pursuit and containment' level since 2014, are there plans to increase the number of officers trained in both pursuits and in 'tactical pursuit and containment'?
In August West Midlands Police described the largest ever gang injunction in Birmingham, which saw eighteen men from two criminal gangs banned from appearing in music videos, being forbidden from associating with each other, including whilst in prison and prohibited from entering certain parts of the city centre as 'a landmark ruling'. What role do you think large scale injunctions could play in countering criminal activity committed by gangs in London?
In response to the Police and Crime Committee's report 'The diversity of the MET's frontline', published in December 2014, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) confirmed that it was "just finalising a new outsourced exit interview survey" to help better understand the reasons women and BAME officers/staff leave the MPS. From these interview findings, by year and in table format, could you provide details of a) the most common reasons why BAME women left, and b) whether they were officers or staff members?