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Safer schools officers

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

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Photo of Shaun Bailey Shaun Bailey Conservative

What formula/methodology is used to designate a safer schools officer and how many schools in London have safer schools officer?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

All schools and pupil referral units in London are offered a designated Safer Schools Officer by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

Around 630 schools have a designated officer. Officers may be assigned to a single school or provide support to several.

The deployment of these officers is an operational decision for the local Basic Command Unit (BCU) Commander and will depend on a variety of factors such as engagement with schools and youth services, local intelligence, crime mapping and identification of preventative and safeguarding requirements.