Your views on accessing Met Police services
How do you want to get in touch with the Met? Mayor Sadiq Khan asks for your views on accessing Met Police services in the light of huge cuts to the funding for the Met police made by the government.
How do you want to get in touch with the Met?
Mayor Sadiq Khan asks for your views on accessing Met Police services
The government has made huge cuts to the funding for the Met police – since 2010, the Met Police had to find £600m of savings and must save a further £400m by 2020. The Mayor wants to protect the number the number of police officers working directly with public from the cuts, instead he is suggesting closing about 39 police stations. The Mayor says that very few people report crimes at police stations, most people contact the police by phone and also many people want to contact the police online through computers, smart phones and tablets.
The Mayor has made a number of proposals, which include:
- The online reporting website has been relauched, the site is available at: https://www.met.police.uk/report/how-to-report-a-crime/
- Increasing the numbers Dedicated Ward Officers so there are two in each ward across London, recognising the people want face to face contact with the police.
- The Dedicated Ward Officers will be based in 150 Hubs across London. Hubs could be based in other buildings like Fire Stations, Council Offices etc.
- People contact the police at new Community Contact Sessions, which will be arranged to suit each local community. The session will be advertised locally so people know where and when they will take place.
- One police station will be kept open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
The Mayor is consulting on the proposals. The deadline for responses is 6 October 2017. More information is available at:
The proposals are contained in the Mayor’s strategy documents, which is available at: https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/draft_public_access_strategy.pdf
Easy Read version of the strategy is available at: https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/easy_read_draft_public_access_strategy_.pdf
Responses to the consultation can be sent to: email@example.com