Boris Johnson’s proposals to reform the Met Police are to be reviewed by the London Assembly’s and Crime Committee.
Last week the Mayor published his first ever draft Police and Crime Plan which includes proposals to close police stations, axe specialist crime squads and deploy more officers in front line roles.
The Committee is to hold a series of meetings over the next two months to assess whether the proposals will allow the Met to meet budget cuts while preserving the safety of Londoner’s and reduce crime.
Joanne McCartney, Chair of the Police and Crime Committee, said: “When it is finalised the Police and Crime Plan will set the priorities for policing London for years to come. While the Mayor should set ambitious targets for the Metropolitan Police Service and other criminal justice agencies in London, he must also joint the dots between willing the ends and providing the means to achieve them.
“The Police and Crime Committee will examine the plan in detail to ensure it adequately addresses the concerns of all Londoners about the quality and effectiveness of policing in the capital. We will have no hesitation in making robust recommendations for improvements should they be required.”
Thursday 17 January 2013
Public Perception of Policing with guests including:
Marian FitzGerald, visiting Professor of Criminology, University of Kent
Mike Hough, Professor of Criminal Policy and Co-Director of the Institute for Criminal Policy Research, Birkbeck College, University of London
Ben Bradford, Career Development Fellow in Criminology, University of Oxford
Reforming the Criminal Justice System with guest including:
Alison Saunders, Chief Crown Prosecutor, London
Heather Munro, Chief Executive, London Probation Trust
Vicki Heylar-Cardwell, Director, Criminal Justice Alliance
Catherine Hennesey, Director of Development & Partnerships, Revolving Doors
Thursday 31 January 2013
Strategy for crime reduction with guests including:
Jon Collins, Deputy Director, Police Foundation
Martin Innes, Director, Universities Police Science Institute and Deputy Director for research, Cardiff University School of Social Sciences
Stephen Otter, Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary
Improving community confidence in policing with guests including:
Cllr Janet Daby, Cabinet Member for Community Safety , London Borough of Lewisham
Bob Berkeley, Director, Runnymede Trust
Jo Davies, Campaign & Policy Officer and Scott Watkin, Inclusion Advisor MENCAP
Kirsten Hearn, Chair, Inclusion London
Thursday, 14 February 2013
Priorities of the Police and Crime Plan and the resources available to achieve them with:
Mayor Boris Johnson
Metropolitan Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe
All meetings will, be held in The Chamber, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London, SE1 2AA. Full details, including imes and meeting papers, can be found at lodnon.gov.uk.