Safer neighbourhood team and police numbers in Bromley

Date petition submitted: 
07 March 2012
Petition presented by: 
Murad Qureshi (past staff) AM,
Petition presented at: 
London Assembly Plenary

Summary of petition

“We, the undersigned, call upon Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, to drop plans to cut 30 police officers from Bromley borough and to keep our Safer Neighbourhood Team at current number and capacity.”

Response information

Name of person responding: 
The Mayor
Response date: 
14 May 2012
“Dear Murad Thank you for the petition presented to the London Assembly plenary meeting on 7 March about police numbers in Bromley. I apologise for the delay in responding to you. There have been no reductions in the budgeted police officer number in Bromley. There are planned changes to neighbourhood policing both in terms of numbers and capacity. After the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games a new policing model, the integrated Neighbourhood Policing Teams(INPTs), will be introduced as part of the MPS ‘Total War on Crime’. An extra 2000 officers will be made available to neighbourhood teams across London as a result of moving officers from back-room to non-operational roles. These teams will include uniformed officers, detectives and forensic staff to target offenders proactively and work with communities to address problems. In addition changes will be made to shift patterns, ensuring that more officers are on duty at key times such as weekends and late night. This new model will enhance existing Safer Neighbourhood Teams, increase visibility and make most effective use of available resources.”