|Putney MP meets with Assistant Met Commissioner|
to press for more local police
Speaking after a lengthy one and a half hour meeting with Assistant Comissioner Godwin, Ms Greening said that it had been very helpful in directly representing residents’ concern over reduced police numbers to the key Met Police officer concerned. The meeting came after Ms Greening’s earlier meeting with Sir Ian Blair, Commissioner of the Met Police.
Commenting on the meeting, Justine Greening MP said:
The Police Community Support Officers we have got should be adding onto a growing number of warranted officers who can arrest on the spot, not substituting them. New government initiatives never come with more officers, so getting our lost officers back is critical.
I am pleased that Assistant Commissioner Godwin was able to spend so much time discussing policing issues with me as a local MP and I very much hope that our discussion will feed into future resourcing requirements. We should never have been put in the position of losing so many officers that we are still now below the level we had 10 years ago, but I am determined to continue to press the case with Ministers, the Mayor and the Met Police that our shortfall needs to be properly reversed.”
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