Policing on the TfL Network

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 15th August 2019.

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Photo of Florence Eshalomi Florence Eshalomi Labour

Can you update the table contained in MQ2017/4481 with the actual figures for 2017/18, 2018/19 and expected figures for 2019/20?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The table below shows the number of officers funded by Transport for London in 2017/18 to 2019/20 broken down by police force - British Transport Police (BTP), Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and City of London Police (CoLP).

Rank

2017/18

2018/19

2019/20

BTP

Police Officer

760

760.6

760*

PCSOs

100

100

100*

Police Staff

154.9

162

154.9

MPS

Police Officer

936

936

936

PCSOs

564

564

564

Police Staff

69

74

75

CoLP

Police Office

26.2

27.2

26.2

PCSOs

0

0

0

Police Staff

3

4

3

*These figures are accurate to September 2019. The BTP has confirmed that it is no longer providing enhanced policing services of neighbourhood teams for London’s surface rail network, including London Overground, TfL Rail, Docklands Light Railway and London Trams. The funding arrangements for these 160 officers (125 Police Officers and 35 PCSOs) will be met through core policing charges to the Train Operating Companies.