The Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) will be hosting two consultation events focussed on hearing the views and voices of Black communities on the Mayor of London’s draft Police and Crime Plan.
This is an important opportunity for our Black communities, who are often disproportionately affected by crime and not always brought to the table to have their say in the development of policing policy. Once finalised, the Police and Crime Plan will set out the Mayor’s priorities for policing and community safety in London for the next four years.
There will be two specific opportunities to hear the views of those in our black communities. Unfortunately, due to health and safety concerns these events will both take place on Zoom.
Thursday 13thJanuary 2022 from 6:00pm (see meeting details below):
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 815 4586 9151
Thursday 20th January 2022 from 6:00pm (see meeting details below):
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Meeting ID: 822 1297 8318
The consultation will close on 21 January 2022 and the final Plan will be published by 31 March 2022. Therefore it is important for members of the African Caribbean community and organisations to get input into the process.
• The four key themes of the draft Plan are:
o Reducing and preventing violence – preventing and reducing violence affecting young people; making London a city in which women and girls are safer and feel safer; reducing reoffending by the most violent and high-risk groups; preventing hate crime; and working together to prevent terrorism.
o Increasing trust and confidence – increasing public trust in the Met and reducing gaps in confidence between different groups; ensuring that the Met engages with Londoners and treats them fairly; and ensuring that the Met, borough councils and all community safety partners respond to neighbourhood crimes such as burglary and anti-social behaviour.
o Better supporting victims – improving the service and support that victims receive from the Met and the criminal justice service; working to ensure victims receive a better criminal justice response and outcome; and reducing the number of repeat victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence.
o Protecting people from being exploited or harmed – reducing the number of young people and adults who are exploited or harmed; keeping young people in the justice system supported and safe; and ensuring that Londoners are protected in public, in private and online.
• You can read the full draft Police and Crime Plan and about the various ways to have your say - here.
Have your say
We want to hear from you about the proposals set out in the draft Police and Crime Plan.
We also welcome views on tackling violence against women and girls, to inform the next VAWG Strategy for London.
Consultation is now open and will run until 21st January 2022.
To have your say, you can:
• Take part in a survey and discussions on the Talk London website.
• Register to take part in online workshops on your policing and crime priorities.
• Share your views via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Write to us at MOPAC, 169 Union Street, London SE1 0LL
MOPAC has also commissioned YouGov to carry out polling of a representative sample of Londoners as part of the consultation.
When the consultation has closed MOPAC will analyse the responses received before preparing a final version of the Police and Crime Plan, which will be published before April 2022.