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The London Independent Custody Visiting Scheme is run and managed by the MPA, to ensure the treatment of people held in custody across the capital is satisfactory.

Warning: This is archived material and may be out of date. The Metropolitan Police Authority has been replaced by the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPC).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

London ICV Scheme radio advert

Transcript of ICV advert

The following transcript is of the Independent Custody Visitors (ICV) advert, aired on Choice FM (96.9FM) in the week commencing Monday 23 March 2009.

You enter a police cell and the officer closes the cell door behind you.

(Sound effects: cell door closes and locks)

How would you feel? What would you do?
Did you know that the Metropolitan Police Authority runs a scheme in which members of the public from your local community make unannounced visits to police stations to independently check on the treatment of detainees?
For more information about the Independent Custody Visiting scheme or how to become a volunteer ICV, go to

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