Late answers from Mayor’s Question Time December 2013

Below are the answers received after the deadline to written questions submitted to the Mayor by Joanne December 2013. Safer Neighbourhood Teams (1)
Question No: 2013/2080
Joanne McCartney
Can you please provide a list of PC and Sergeant target strength, actual strength and vacancy levels per Borough and per month from April 2012 to April 2013 for London’s Safer Neighbourhood Teams?

Written response from the Mayor
Information about strength and vacancies in this detail over 12 months could only be provided at disproportionate cost to MOPAC/MPS. However, a list of PC and Sergeant target strength, actual strength and vacancy level London wide for Safer Neighbourhood Teams for the period April 2012 to April 2013 has been provided in the table attached. The target strength for borough officers in 2015 is provided in the Police & Crime Plan at appendix 2. This will see more officers being put into neighbourhoods.

Police Vehicles (2)
Question No: 2013/4232
Joanne McCartney
Please provide a breakdown of the number of police vehicles that are currently operational across London by vehicle type for this year and the previous 5 years by Borough.

Written response from the Mayor
Please see the attached data in Appendix 4232.

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PC’s acting up as Sergeants
Question No: 2013/4387
Joanne McCartney
How many PCs are currently “acting-up” as sergeants across the MPS? Please provide a breakdown by borough and by directorate.

Written response from the Mayor
The payroll records show that in November 2013, 26 constables and 8 detective constables were paid allowances for acting up as sergeants. The location of these officers is shown in the attached table.

Business Group (B)OCU Total
Territorial Policing (TP) Brent 3
Camden 1
Ealing 1
Greenwich 1
Hackney 3
Hammersmith & Fulham 1
Haringey 1
Harrow 1
Hillingdon 1
Hounslow 1
Islington 1
Lambeth 1
Merton 1
Richmond Upon Thames 3
Royal Parks OCU 1
Tower Hamlets 1
Transport OCU 2
Waltham Forest 1
Wandsworth 2
TP Total 27
Deputy Commissioner’s Command 1
Specialist Crime & Operations 2
Specialist Operations 4
Grand Total 34

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Sergeants acting up as Inspectors
Question No: 2013/4388
Joanne McCartney
How many sergeants are currently “acting-up” as inspectors across the MPS? Please provide a breakdown by borough and by directorate.

Written response from the Mayor
The payroll records show that in November 13 sergeants and 10 detective sergeants were paid allowances for acting up as inspectors. The location of these officers is shown in the attached table.

Business Group (B)OCU Total
Territorial Policing (TP) Brent 1
Ealing 2
Hackney 2
Hillingdon 2
Richmond Upon Thames 1
Transport OCU 1
Waltham Forest 1
Wandsworth 1
TP Total 11
Human Resources 1
Specialist Crime & Operations 6
Specialist Operations 5
Grand Total 23

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Mayor’s Mentoring Scheme Quarter 2
Question No: 2013/4889
Joanne McCartney
Following on from MQ 2013/4211 could you please provide a breakdown on the number of referrals, mentors and matches per borough for Quarter 2?

Written response from the Mayor
At the end of Quarter 2 in Croydon there were 262 referrals, 288 mentors trained and 122 matched relationships (matches); in Brent there were 165 referrals, 184 mentors trained and 129 matches; in Haringey there were 193 referrals,180 mentors trained and 115 matches; in Waltham Forrest there were 167 referrals, 139 mentors trained and 103 matches; in Southwark there were 189 referrals ,128 mentors trained and 125 matches;  in Hackney there were 126 referrals, 174 matches and 88 matches; and in Westminster there were no referrals, mentors or matches reported to date as the local delivery partner commenced delivery in September 2013.

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Question: Emergency Call Responses (1)
Question No: 2013/4898
Joanne McCartney
Please outline categories that the MPS use to classify different kinds of Emergency 999 calls, please also give the target response time the MPS has set for itself to respond to these different types of call.

Written response from the Mayor In 2009 the MPS adopted the National Call Handling Standards (NCHS). The NCHS grades calls as: I (Immediate) – Those calls where the immediate presence of a police officer will have a significant impact on the outcome of the incident. If the officer is not required immediately then the S grade should be applied. The national target is 15 minutes. S (Significant) – The majority of calls requiring a police response within an hour will attract this grade. These are priority calls and this grade must be considered before the I grade is used. E (Extended) – Any call that requires police attendance but does not meet the criteria for a priority response within 60 minutes will attract this grade. Calls that can be scheduled should be dealt with by appointment agreed with the caller to take place on the day of the call or the day following it to ensure that an appropriate response is delivered within 48 hours. R (Referred) – This grade will continue to be supplied to calls received that do not require the attendance of a police officer.

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MPS – BOGOF
Question No: 2013/3733
Joanne McCartney
If boroughs enter into “buy one get one free” contracts for PCs or PCSOs with the Metropolitan Police Service, can you guarantee that these offices will be additional to those already promised under your local policing model?

Written response from the Mayor
Any neighbourhood officer purchased under the “buy one get one free” scheme is in addition to the neighbourhood officers set out in the Police and Crime Plan.

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Question: Emergency Call Responses (3)
Question No: 2013/4900
Joanne McCartney
Does your data recording show the number of calls that were miscoded? If so, please share the number of miscoded calls per Borough for the past 24 months.

Written response from the Mayor
The system is designed to extract performance data and does not provide data on miscoded calls.

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Question: MPS Professional Standards Budget
Question No: 2013/4903
Joanne McCartney Do you know how much of the Met’s Professional Standards Budget will be reallocated to funding the IPCC?

Written response from the Mayor
The estimated national top slice for 2014/15 for IPCC is £18m. The proportion which will apply to MOPAC has not yet been determined.  The full transfer of resources is likely to take place over two or three years.

Cycle Task Force (2)
Question No: 2013/4875
Joanne McCartney
When will the number of the Cycle Task Force be increased from 39 to 50?

Written response from the Mayor
The additional 11 officers in the Cycle Task Force are expected to be in place by March.  While these arrangements are being made, TfL is funding enhanced cycle safety activity to a similar level both within the TfL funded MPS Safer Transport Command and the Traffic operational Command Unit.

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Question: Rise in reported rape
Question No: 2013/4904
Joanne McCartney
How many of the reported rape cases in the past year (rolling 12 months) have arisen from historic allegations and how many from recent incidents?

Written response from the Mayor
There is no recognised definition for ‘historic allegations’ that would allow cases to be filtered out on the Metropolitan Police Service’s systems, therefore officers would have to manually go through the 3,755 recorded rapes (in the rolling months from December 13) to extract this data. However, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has produced an info graphic on reported rapes in 2013 and it provides a breakdown of when the allegations stem from; e.g. 1 year ago and 20+ years ago. This info graphic can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/crime-stats/crime-statistics/period-ending-june-2013/info-sexual-offenses.html.

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Question: Emergency Call Responses (2)
Question No: 2013/4899
Joanne McCartney
Please give the number of emergency calls, by category per borough and per month for the past 24 months please include what number and percentage of the calls were responded to within the target time.

Written response from the Mayor
There are 55 categories of calls that could attract an immediate (I Grade) response; to disaggregate data by category would take an excessive amount of time. The two tables attached in Appendix 4899 show the total number of Immediate Graded calls and the percentage within target for the last 24 months broken down by borough and by month.

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MPS First Class/Business Class Travel
Question No: 2013/4399
Joanne McCartney
How many MPS police officers or staff are entitled to first/business classtravel by train and by air? How much was spent in the last financial year on first/business classtravel for MPS officers?

Written response from the Mayor
MOPAC expect the MPS to travel at all times by the most economical means possible. In accordance with MPS Policy, officers and staff above a certain rank are eligible for first/business class travel. In addition all officers and staff can be considered for first/business class for flights in excess of 6 hours where appropriate. The MPS spent £2.46m on business/first class flight in 2011/12, £2.1m in 2012/13 and for 2013/14 have spent £1.15m as at 22 November 2013. The MPS spent £37k on first class rail In 2011/12, £13k in 2012/13 and for 2013/14 and for 2013/14 have spent £9K as at 22 November 2013.

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Question: Safer Neighbourhood Teams/Local Policing Teams
Question No: 2013/4897
Joanne McCartney
Can you please provide a list of PC, Sergeant and PCSO actual strength and vacancy levels per Borough and per Ward for September 2013 for London’s Safer Neighbourhood Teams/Local Policing Teams? Please provide this information in the same format as the appendix provided to question 3235/2012

Written response from the Mayor This information is not currently available as the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) are in the process of redeveloping and improving the relevant data monitoring systems.

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