According to the MOPAC (Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime) website they have a 20:20:20 challenge which includes a 20% reduction in costs (that’s £500million) and improving performance by 20%. The start of this process in Redbridge occurred with the introduction of the new “Policing Model” exactly two years ago today where the emphasis was transferred away from Community Policing and ward based Safer Neighbourhood Teams with their numbers reducing from six to two.
Since then there have been a number of troubling reports, not least that there will be a further additional reduction in the budget for the Metropolitan Police of £800 million.
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Then come along to meet the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Stephen Greenhalgh, at our meeting on 22nd October 2015. Details here.