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Sexual Offences Trained Officers

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 19th March 2020.

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Photo of Caroline Pidgeon Caroline Pidgeon Liberal Democrat

How many sexual offences trained officers will be recruited as part of the planned officer uplift? And, how many of these will be placed in the Child Abuse and Sexual Offence command?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The specific deployment of police officers is an operational decision for the Commissioner and she has my full confidence that she will deploy officers to where they are needed most.

The full implications of the Government’s uplift in officers has not yet been determined. So far only 1,369 officers have been promised to the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) – far short of the 6,000 London needs.

Workforce planning for all MPS departments will ultimately depend on the final uplift provided by the Government.