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Authorised Firearms Officers

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 20th March 2020.

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Photo of Unmesh Desai Unmesh Desai Labour

Please can you advise how many authorised firearms officers (AFO) were employed by the Met in December 2019, December 2018, December 2017 and December 2016?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The table below shows the number of Authorised Firearms Officers (AFOs) in Firearms Command from 2016 – 2019.

31st December 2016


31st December 2017


31st December 2018


31st December 2019