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Police covenant

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

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Photo of Tony Devenish Tony Devenish Conservative

Do you support the government introducing a police covenant, and what more can you do in London to support police officers?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

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.