Katy Bourne OBE

Katy Bourne OBE elected chair of Association of Police and Crime Commissioners

Katy Bourne OBE, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex, has been elected as the new chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting. Now in her second term as Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Sussex,...
Posted On 25 Jul 2019

Metropolitan Police Service publishes end-of-year crime statistics for 2016-2017

The force’s end-of-year crime statistics covering the period 2016-2017 have just been issued by the Metropolitan Police Service. There were just shy of 775,000 offences committed in London (the corresponding figure for 2015-2016 being 740,933). Acts of fraud and forgery are...
Posted On 17 Apr 2017

Metropolitan Police Service to begin testing proposed restructure of local policing

From January 2017, the Metropolitan Police Service will begin testing a proposed restructure of local policing. This will entail moving from a Borough-based policing model to Basic Command Units (BCU). The new approach will be tested in two areas, duly bringing together the...
Posted On 28 Nov 2016
The police service is facing up to something of an unknown future

Officers’ Herculean efforts “not stopping impact of budget cuts” warns Police Federation

An official report criticising the efficiency of a number of police forces and casting doubt on the ability of others to withstand a new round of budget cuts should be a “wake-up call to the Government and the country,” the Police Federation has warned. Steve White,...
Posted On 21 Oct 2015
London Mayor Boris Johnson

Met hits Mayor’s target to reduce neighbourhood crime as confidence in police performance grows

Mayor Boris Johnson has hailed the hard work of the Metropolitan Police Service and urged them to keep up the pressure on London’s criminals as new data shows that they’ve hit his target of reducing seven key neighbourhood crimes by 20% a year ahead of schedule. The news...
Posted On 14 Apr 2015