Joanne McCartney AM assists local police with tackling abuses of disabled blue badges in Operation Bodmin

London Assembly Member Joanne McCartney AM recently observed a local police operation in Haringey, tackling disability parking permit fraud for the rights of disabled drivers. So far a success, Operation Bodmin has seen blue badge abusers held accountable and badges confiscated. An important issue for local residents, Ms McCartney was “glad to see action taken to help make a difference.” Continue reading “Joanne McCartney AM assists local police with tackling abuses of disabled blue badges in Operation Bodmin”

Bobbies pulled off the beat in Enfield and Haringey every month to plug gaps elsewhere

Enfield and Haringey’s police officers are being routinely ‘abstracted’ from their local beats to plug gaps in London-wide public order operations new figures have revealed. The new data found that 297 officer shifts on average are being lost from Enfield police force every month and 266 from Haringey according to Metropolitan Police statistics provided to Labour’s London Assembly policing spokesperson Joanne McCartney.                                           Continue reading “Bobbies pulled off the beat in Enfield and Haringey every month to plug gaps elsewhere”

Boris Johnson’s Special Constable pledge in tatters as numbers plummet

The Mayor of London’s promise to “double the number of Special Officers to 10,000” looks to be in tatters after the Met’s latest figures showed that there are now only 3,253 Specials in the capital, 43% fewer than in May 2012 when he made the pledge. In Enfield the number fell 35% from 156 in May 2012 to only 101 in December 2015 and in Haringey, the number fell 46% from 148 to only 80.

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Comment on a new HMIC report on the Metropolitan Police which finds the force “requires improvement”

Commenting on a new HMIC report on the Metropolitan Police which finds the force “requires improvement” Labour’s London Assembly Policing spokesperson, Joanne McCartney AM said:
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Met to consider Knife Amnesty proposals backed by Joanne McCartney AM

Proposals for a knife amnesty, which I back, will be considered by the Mayor of London and the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, it has been confirmed. I have backed calls for a London wide amnesty following a serious rise in stabbings in the capital and an increase in the number of teenagers stabbed to death. As a result, we’re one step closer to getting more of these weapons off the streets.

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