Dedicated Ward Officers

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 5th June 2019.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Caroline Pidgeon Caroline Pidgeon Liberal Democrat

How many Dedicated Ward Officers are currently restricted to desk duties in each ward in London and for each, how long have they been restricted for?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) data systems do not allow this question to be easily answered. There are various types of restricted duty (disciplinary and medical) and these are held on different systems and not centralised. It is not possible to search these systems by job role and as such, each individual records would need to be checked for each Dedicated Ward Officer (DWO). This would take the MPS a disproportionate amount of time and resource to complete.