Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime - for the Metropolitan Police Service

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The Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is responsible for setting policing and crime priorities for London and will hold the Met Police Commissioner to account and work with partners to ensure that crimes goes down and criminal justice outcomes are improved

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What is the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime?

The Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) is headed by the Mayor, who has exercised unique legislative powers to appoint a statutory Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime to take on day-to-day responsibility for the office. This means that the Mayor is directly accountable for policing performance in London. MOPAC consults Londoners on how they want their city to be policed and makes sure that their voices are heard.

MOPAC is directly accountable for police performance in the capital, setting out strategic direction and allocating resources across London in its Police and Crime Plan. They also have an important role to play across the criminal justice system. Operational policing will however remain the responsibility of the Metropolitan Police Commissioner.

How will the work of the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime be scrutinised?

The London Assembly Police and Crime Committee examines the work of the MOPAC and reviews the police and crime plan for London. The Committee can also investigate anything it considers to be of importance to policing and crime reduction and make recommendations for improvements.

MOPAC's top priorities in policing

  • Hold the Met to account and deliver the Mayor's manifesto commitments.
  • Challenge the Met and other criminal justice agencies to deliver value for money for the taxpayer.
  • Ensure that all of London's public services work together to prevent crime, seek swift and sure justice, and reduce reoffending.

Further detail on the Mayor's priorities is available at www.london.gov.uk/priorities/policing-crime/mission-priorities