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This section contains information about how the MPA is structured, run and led.

Warning: This is archived material and may be out of date. The Metropolitan Police Authority has been replaced by the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPC).

See the MOPC website for further information.

Our structure


The Metropolitan Police Authority has 23 members, 12 from the London Assembly, and 11 independent members, one appointed directly by the Home Secretary and the others appointed through an open recruitment campaign. Members are appointed for a period of four years.

Executive Leaders


The Authority works through its committees to achieve real benefits for Londoners

Directorate of Audit, Risk and Assurance

The Directorate of Audit, Risk and Assurance (previously named Internal Audit) is central to the MPA’s oversight function. It helps to improve the way the MPS runs its internal business by providing independent and objective evaluations. It contributes to the Commissioner’s objective of ensuring that systems are secure and safe against corruption, while supporting the MPA in its mission to secure an effective, efficient and fair police service.

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