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Special Constables

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

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Photo of Tony Devenish Tony Devenish Conservative

In relation to MQ 2020/0122, what recent polices have been implemented by the Internal Strategic Review Board to support, encourage and effectively utilise Special Constables?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) continues to explore and enact a range of measures to encourage and support Special Constables. Examples include:

Increasing the number of role opportunities available to Special Constables, for example in areas such as Counter Terrorism, Violent Crime Task Force and Public Order.

Supporting Special Constables through full time Metropolitan Special Constabulary (MSC) coordinators who assist with coordinating training, duties and providing feedback on issues as and when they arrive.

The system for claiming expenses has also been recently overhauled to enable a quicker and smoother process, ensuring hardworking volunteers are reimbursed as soon as possible.