The Metropolitan Police Service is pleased that the HMIC has recognised our 'efficiency' in this latest PEEL report in how we prevent crime, support victims and relentlessly catch criminals through the delivery of a quality policing service to London.
We recognise the importance of ensuring we have the right resources and people in the right place to provide the level of policing for both the present and future changes in crime trends and continuously evaluate and analyse the demand for our services. We will understand this demand further through our transformation programmes, enabling us to predict emerging crime trends such as modern slavery and cyber-crime as well more traditional crimes, and provide a proportionate policing response that will both reassure and protect Londoners whilst effectively dealing with disorder and crime robustly.
The met will continue to work with our partners from governmental, voluntary and private sectors and have further plans for joint partnership work with other blue light emergency services to enhance the service we provide to the public.
We are working innovatively to create strategies that will reduce costs but drive efficiency and prevent crime such as working with housing developers to construct environmental change that deters crime. We are adopting new technologies such as body worn video, our digital 101 service and various ICT capabilities which will better equip our officers in the fight against crime and streamline our processes to improve victim support.
The Met recognise the areas highlighted by HMIC for improvement. We have now completed benefit maps for each of our transformation programmes which show how the benefits link to our strategic objectives. Work is in hand to develop assurance processes that will take these productivity and efficiency benefits from initial identification right through to delivery. Throughout our transformation, we will ensure that all our officers and staff receive the right level of training and guidance so that we can continue to deliver quality policing.
The MPS will continue to modernise as a police service and adapt to changing crime patterns and evolving societal needs to better serve London.