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At today's Police and Crime Plenary, Deputy Mayor Victoria Borwick will ask the Mayor to introduce a Met Smartphone app for the ‘Met Police Beat’ which allows you to follow and communicate with your Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT).
Commenting Victoria Borwick said,
“The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police says we need to improve technology to engage with Londoners. This app could prove to be a ground-breaking way to re-connect communities with their local police.
“Surrey police have a Smartphone App which allows the public to connect with their local SNTs. It makes the police far more accessible as it provides residents with local crime information. It also gives local people the opportunity to have a say over local priorities and be actively involved.
“Most SNT police are very hard-working and this App will ensure we know what police are doing each day and allow the public to help fight crime through information sharing".
At the Police and Crime Plenary, Assembly Member James Cleverly will call on Boris Johnson to radically improve the Met’s intelligence system and introduce predictive crime mapping* in London.
Commenting, James Cleverly AM said,
“Money needs to be targeted at systems that can achieve more for less. Predictive crime mapping is a computer programme which allows police to turn up at an event and prevent a crime before it even happens. It’s welcomed by civil liberties groups as a successful, non-intrusive form of intelligence. And it will mean that we are one step ahead of criminals.
“There is a lot of evidence from the USA that, where predictive crime mapping has been used, crime can be significantly cut. These kinds of results cannot be ignored; so I am calling on the Mayor to test out this system in London.”
Andrew Boff asks Mayor why £500k was wasted on an alleged increase in trafficking which never took place during Olympics
Andrew Boff, London Assembly Member will ask the Mayor why the Metropolitan Police was given half a million pounds in response to a misguided view that sex trafficking would increase during the Olympics.
Andrew Boff speaking before the London Assembly Policing Plenary said,
“Before the 2012 Games there was a great deal of hype around the idea that the Olympics would open the flood gates to sex trafficked women. Yet there was no evidence to support these claims. And now I have data that confirms that these fears were misplaced and there was no increase in prostitution or human trafficking*.
Thank you Jennette.
I would like quickly to update the Assembly on some changes to the Budget since we last met.
On Monday we received our final settlement from the Department of Communities and Local Government and I am pleased to report that this administration has obtained an excellent deal from the Coalition Government, which allows us to make the most of the extra powers given to the GLA through the Localism Act.
The GLA will receive £3 billion in grant from central Government to 2014/15 to fulfil our new responsibilities as the Homes and Communities Agency and London Development Agency are integrated into City Hall.
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