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

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: “This is an extremely worrying report from HMIC, the judgement that the Met requires improvement is something we should all take incredibly seriously. “At the heart of the problems identified … Continue reading Comment on a new HMIC report on the Metropolitan Police which finds the force “requires improvement”

Joanne questions the Mayor on sex and race discrimination in the Met

Watch me question the Mayor on policing issues in London at July’s Mayor’s Question Time. Here I question the Mayor on the recent findings on discrimination by sex and race in the Metropolitan Police Service, and call for a public inquiry into the force’s handling of discrimination cases. http://youtu.be/iYGT6VjM-dc

March 2014 Mayor’s Question Time answers

Below are the answers to written questions submitted to the Mayor by Joanne in March 2014. Water Cannon Question No: 2014/1440 Joanne McCartney Have you come to a decision about whether to fund water cannon for London? Written response from the Mayor Yes. I have carefully considered the responses to the consultation and extensive poll and … Continue reading March 2014 Mayor’s Question Time answers