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Details about how to get hold of information in languages other than English.

Warning: This is archived material and may be out of date. The Metropolitan Police Authority has been replaced by the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPC).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


The Metropolitan Police Authority

The Metropolitan Police Authority is responsible for maintaining an effective and efficient police service for London. It is an independent statutory body, established under The Greater London Authority Act 1999, and came into effect in July 2000.

The Authority exists to secure an effective, efficient and fair police service for London's communities. Our values are:

  • to treat everyone fairly;
  • be open and honest;
  • work in partnership; and
  • change to improve.

An essential part of the Authority’s role is to listen to the real concerns of Londoners about crime and policing to inform the Annual Policing Plan and the setting of priorities for the forthcoming year.

The MPA is made up of 23 members, 12 from the London Assembly (including the Deputy Mayor) appointed by the Mayor, 4 magistrates selected by the Home Office and 7 independents, one appointed directly by the Home secretary and the other vacancies advertised openly. The Chair of the MPA is chosen by the members themselves, all of whom are eligible.

Each member is linked with at least one borough. This means that wherever you live a member is taking a keen interest in policing issues in your area.

MPA information translation

Unfortunately we are unable to translate all the information available on our website into different languages. However, we can on request supply translations of documents in other languages including the following:

To request translations, please contact:

The Communications Unit
The Metropolitan Police Authority
10 Dean Farrar Street

Telephone: 020 7202 0217/18
Fax: 020 7202 0241

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