To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the police at tackling crime in the London Borough of Havering.
1 March 2022
We are committed to tackling crime and are equipping the police with the resources and powers they need to do so, including an additional 20,000 officers. Nationally, we have set clear objectives for policing through the Beating Crime Plan and the National Crime and Policing Measures and we help drive performance against those measures through the National Policing Board and Crime and Policing Performance Board.
The Mayor of London, as occupant of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC), is the equivalent of a Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and is responsible for ensuring that the Metropolitan Police is efficient and effective and for holding the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police to account for the exercise of their functions. The Mayor is also required to produce a Police and Crime Plan setting out their strategic policing and crime objectives and is directly accountable for their performance at the ballot box.
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) is the independent inspectorate for policing in England and Wales. Its reports are vital tools in providing the public with the information they need to hold their PCC to account and, for ensuring PCCs are able to effectively hold Chief Constables to account for force performance and can, where necessary, drive improvement.