City Hall Liberal Democrats have called on Boris Johnson to restrict the jobs senior police officers can take after leaving the Met.
From January the Mayor will take over responsibility for scrutinising the Met when the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime replaces the Metropolitan Police Authority.
Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary has recommended introducing restrictions on the private sector jobs former officers can take up.
At Wednesday’s Mayor’s Question Time, Liberal Democrat Assembly Member Dee Doocey called on the Mayor to implement the recommendations.
Johnson said what mattered was that former officers refrained from any taking action which brought the Met “into disrepute”.
Commenting after Wednesday’s session, Doocey said: “It is simply wrong that senior police officers are able to be working for the Met one day, and then the next day take up highly paid work with a company which earns millions from police contracts.
“Senior civil servants and Government Ministers are restricted over the private sector jobs that they can take up when they leave office. The same should apply to the police.”