Dealing with terrorism and properly funding the City of London Police is vital for us all in the City.
In the face of a severe threat level and more atrocities committed by terrorists in Europe it is vital that our police are properly resourced.
Over the last three months we have lobbied hard on this issue when the City Corporation was debating funding for its police force and we fully support the £1.6m additional annual police funding agreed at Court of Common Council on 3 March. This money will be used to fund additional specialist firearms officers and continued work on counter terrorism to keep the City of London safe. This has been afforded by increasing the Business Rates Premium from 4p to 5p in the £. The first increase for 9 years and one also supported by many of The City’s businesses.
The City Police continually assess Counter Terrorism response and measure reassurance amongst London’s communities via a quarterly survey of residents and businesses. Please do take 5 minutes to complete the short survey:
Did you know that you can see the work of our Police first hand?
Our Police are inviting people to be involved in an impartial scrutiny group assessing stop and search processes, and other areas of police engagement and intervention on crime as part of an Independent Advisory Group. The scrutiny group will involve volunteers meeting once every three months, and giving impartial feedback on areas of police involvement including stop and search.
Also the Community Roadwatch initiative involves members of the community accompanying a uniform officer and using a speed gauge device, identifying speeding vehicles and will give you the opportunity to work with police on road safety.
Please contact Luke Harley directly for more information:
Luke Harley, Temporary Inspector, Uniform Policing Directorate
City of London Police
telephone: 0207 601 2406 / 0207 601 2222
mobile: 07803 305198
address: 5 Snow Hill London EC1A 2DP