35 Police Officers cut in Hounslow
Over 3000 lost in London says Labour Assembly Member
Latest figures released by the Mayor of London show that 35 police officers have been cut in Hounslow, a drop of 7% since May 2010. The latest figures show that despite the Mayor’s pledge to increase police numbers, the opposite is happening on his watch. The cut in police officers comes after criticism of the Mayor’s new Local Policing Model which Murad Qureshi AM argues is eroding neighbourhood policing in the borough.
The number of borough-based police officers in Hounslow has dropped from 530 in May 2010 to 495 in January 2014. Across London, the number of police officers has declined by 3,111 (9%).
Murad QureshApril 1, 2014s there would be one thousand more police officers in London, the truth is the Mayor has failed to deliver. We have lost over 3,000 police officers in London. In Hounslow we have lost 35 police officers and 59 PCSOs. The Mayor has already admitted that there may be flaws in his new community policing plan; the HMIC has reported that the Met now has the third lowest visibility of officers in the country. The Mayor needs to act on his promise and get officers into our neighbourhoods.”
April 1, 2014