Crime and Policing in London
19 October 2017 | London
A Policy Forum for London Keynote Seminar
[Next steps for crime prevention, addressing key crime trends and improving police performance]
The focus of this seminar is to implement London’s new policing strategy – established in the Mayor’s Police and Crime Plan 2017-2021 – and the implications of key proposals for local boroughs, emergency services, businesses and communities.
Discussing relevant UK-wide, including latest crime trends, challenges for community safety and engagement and developing efficiency and public confidence in policing, as well as economic crime – although the primary focus will be policy in London. The event will be chaired by Steve O’Connell AM, Chair, Police and Crime Committee, London Assembly and Unmesh Desai AM, Member, Police and Crime Committee, London Assembly
Sophie Linden, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Greater London Authority; Lord Harris of Haringey, Author, An independent review of London’s preparedness to respond to a major terrorist incident; Craig Mackey, Deputy Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service; Detective Chief Superintendent Glenn Maleary, Economic Crime Directorate, City of London Police and Matt Parr, Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services.
Representatives registered to attend from the Border Force; Crown Prosecution Service; Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services; HM Courts and Tribunals Service; HMPPS; Home Office; Ministry of Defence; Ministry of Justice; National Audit Office; National Crime Agency; National Probation Service and the Office of the Sentencing Council.
Key discussion points:
- The Police Funding Formula and the Capital Cities Grant;
- Responding to recent incidents of terrorism;
- Operational and budgetary challenges;
- Preventing crime and protecting vulnerable groups;
- Strengthening community engagement;
- Tackling the growth of economic crime and fraud; and
- Improving performance, increasing diversity, public confidence and engagement with the police – including discussion on recruitment, training, technology and procurement.
- The Police and Crime Plan – which establishes the Mayor’s strategic priorities out to 2021 for making London a safer city;
- The publication of a draft Public Access and Engagement Strategy – setting out proposals to close underused police front counters, and develop improved ways to contact the Met online;
- Publication of An independent review of London’s preparedness to respond to a major terrorist incident, assessing the resilience of the Capital’s emergency services following acts of terror – the report’s author, Lord Harris of Haringey is a keynote speaker; and
- Recently released end of year crime statistics indicating a disproportionate rise in violent, knife and gun crime in London.
Organised impartially by the Policy Forum for London.