MOPAC Appointment

I am very pleased to have been appointed as an adviser for Property and Estates to the Deputy Mayor for Police and Crime, Stephen Greenhalgh. I hope to use this role to engage with the wider community to ensure that the Met has an appropriate estate which meets both public and operational expectations to deliver a safer London at a time of budgetary constraint. 

Ahead of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections across the country in November, London has been leading the way by making the Mayor responsible for supervising the Met Police and replacing the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) with the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).

Following the re-election of Boris Johnson as Mayor of London, Stephen was appointed as Deputy Mayor to take on day-to-day responsibility for this role. Following an open recruitment process, I have been appointed to give specific advice on rationalisation of the Met’s property portfolio to deliver for the current and future needs of the Met and Greater London.

The Met currently owns more than 800 sites across Greater London including stations and non-operational buildings. Currently the Met occupies more than 10,000,000 square feet of estate with an operational need for just 6,500,000. The key task in the coming months and years will be to make the Met estate fit for purpose and to ensure that operational needs are met so as to improve public access to the police. The Estate review will also need to deliver costs savings to ensure funding available is directed to front line services and policing.

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