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Use of technology

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

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Photo of Shaun Bailey Shaun Bailey Conservative

Has MOPAC undertaken any exploratory work to investigate the potential opportunities of using technology more effectively to help fight crime? If so, what were the conclusions?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and MOPAC continue to explore all opportunities to use technology to make Londoners safer. Technological innovations include:

Effective use of technology is, however, reliant on capital expenditure. This has seen a significant reduction from £12.4m to £3.3m. The MPS’ ability to effectively fight crime using technology has been hindered by the Governments programme of cuts to capital expenditure.