Met's response to HMICFRS' PEEL Assessment
The new Commissioner has made it very clear that the Met needs to improve and he has a plan to deliver. We are committed to making changes to address all of the issues that the report highlights.
His Majesty's Inspectorate's assessment published today provides additional detail that we will act on.
Everything we do in the Met seeks to protect the public from crime, to achieve justice and support victims and our communities. We recognise the concerns raised by this report, especially the issues with public contact, workforce experience and capacity.
As well as identifying areas for improvement, the Inspectorate also details the Met’s successes and areas of innovative practice, noting the intense levels of scrutiny under which we operate. We will fix our problems and build on these positives as part of our wider journey to improve.
Dame Lynne Owens, Deputy Commissioner, said: “Our new Commissioner, Sir Mark, has returned to policing with a clear plan for change at the Met.
“We are both determined to renew policing by consent, working with communities to deliver the kind of police service Londoners need and deserve.
“We will be using data and insight to improve the Met’s performance on crime fighting and prevention.
“We want to remove as many hurdles as possible to make it easier for hardworking officers to fight crime, deliver justice and support victims.
“Our pledge to London is 'more trust, less crime, high standards'. Here, at the start of our first 100 days, we are drawing together expertise from across the Met and beyond, listening to our communities and the workforce, to put in place the right plans and take swift action to deliver our pledge.
“We are working closely with His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS), the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC), and other policing partners, as part of the 'engage' process that will help us to turn around our performance. We thank them for their ongoing support.”