MOPAC Update: Mayor announces 20,000 body cameras to be rolled out across the Met
Mayor announces 20,000 body cameras to be rolled out across the Met
Mayor: "This is a giant step towards a truly 21st century police force for London."
At a meeting with the London Assembly on June 3rd, Mayor Boris Johnson announced that plans are underway to equip every neighbourhood and response officer in London with a body worn video camera, to help them fight crime and boost public confidence.
City Hall hosts Digital Security Masterclass for small businesses
On 27th May, Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor for Policing, spoke at first in a series of events led by MOPAC and the Federation of Small Businesses aimed at equipping small businesses in the capital with the knowledge and skills they need to protect themselves from cyber threats.
Intrusive tactics in the spotlight as Deputy Mayor chairs MOPAC Challenge
Deputy Mayor Stephen Greenhalgh chaired MOPAC's regular Challenge meeting on 20th May, this time examining the Metropolitan Police's use of intrusive tactics including stop and search. The meeting focused on the latest statistics published on our interactive Intrusive Tactics Dashboard.
MOPAC steps up the fight against hate crime in London
On May 19th Deputy Mayor Greenhalgh chaired the first meeting of the London Hate Crime Panel. The Panel brings the police, criminal justice system and councils together with voluntary and community groups to work together to deliver the Mayor's Hate Crime Reduction Strategy, which aims to crack down on these offences, increase confidence to report and reduce repeat victimisation.
Working together to support survivors of domestic abuse
On 2nd June Deputy Mayor Stephen Greenhalgh met with Polly Neate, Chief Executive of Women's Aid, to discuss new approaches to tackle violence against women and girls and support survivors of domestic abuse in the capital.
Crime Museum Uncovered - new exhibition previewed ahead of October launch
Deputy Mayor Stephen Greenhalgh joined guests at the Museum of London on 4th June for a preview of some of the artefacts to go on public display for the first time at the forthcoming Crime Museum Uncovered exhibition. The exhibition, which will run from 9th October 2015-10th April 2016, follows an agreement between MOPAC, the Metropolitan Police and the Museum of London to showcase 600 items from Scotland Yard's Crime Museum, which until now have been accessible only to police personnel and invited guests.
Are you an education professional, health worker, council officer or volunteer working with young people in London? FREE mental health & safeguarding training opportunities are available.
Following a successful bid by the Metropolitan Police Service and MOPAC to the Home Office's Innovation Fund, we have launched the Mental Health Awareness and Safeguarding Training (MAST) programme available free of charge for front line staff who work with young people.
The programme consists of two days of training, with a six month gap between each training day. The programme will run until in March 2016, with provision for 8,000 front line practitioners across London.
It's your chance to quiz Mayor of London Boris Johnson as he returns to indigo at the 02 for this year's State of London Debate on 23rd June. Hosted by LBC's Nick Ferrari, the debate will cover all of his areas of responsibility, including policing.