Police governance for the City of London Police area

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The City of London Corporation provides policing governance for the City of London Police

Its job is to:

  • make sure the City of London Police runs an effective and efficient service by holding the commissioner to account
  • give you value for money in the way the police is run; and
  • set policing priorities taking into account the views of the community

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How Does the City of London Corporation oversee the police?

The City of London Corporation have delegated powers to a Police Committee which is made up of 13 members. Eleven of these are elected members of the Court of Common Council, thus ensuring a direct accountability to the electorate. The remaining two members are independent. They are appointed through an open recruitment process and are drawn from the City community. The Committee's membership is representative of the City's residents, businesses and of people who come to work in the Square Mile every day.

The Police Committee meets eight times a year to scrutinise the work of the City of London Police. Other City Corporation committees, such as the Audit and Risk Management Committee, complement this scrutiny function and secure value for money in all aspects of police work.

The priorities of the City of London Police

  • Protect the City of London from terrorism and extremism
  • Protect the City of London and UK from fraud
  • Respond effectively to public disorder
  • Reduce levels of violent crime and theft
  • Reduce the number of injuries on the City's roads

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