Victoria Borwick calls for greater community involvement in local policing

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…

James Cleverly says the Metropolitan Police need New York style Predictive Crime Mapping

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…

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…

Mayor Boris Johnson's Plenary Speech

Thank you Jennette. I would like quickly to update the Assembly on some changes to the Budget since we last met. Government settlement 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…