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Police officers perform an invaluable role in keeping us all safe, often in challenging and sometimes dangerous circumstances.
I support the introduction of a police covenant that recognises their contribution and sacrifice and ensures they are not disadvantaged because of their commitment.
The Commissioner and our brave police officers have my full support. I have invested heavily in policing, taking difficult decisions to raise the policing precept of council tax and reinvesting business rates.
I will continue to lobby the government for the resources that the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) needs and deserves. So far, the Government has confirmed only 1,369 additional offices. Both I and the Commissioner are clear that London needs at least 6,000.