Warning: This is archived material and may be out of date. The Metropolitan Police Authority has been replaced by the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPC).
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London Crime Reduction Board
The London Crime Reduction Board (LCRB) is chaired by the Mayor and held its first meeting in September 2010.
A partnership to reduce crime
In 2009 the MPA set out its ambitions to support partnerships to fight crime in its business strategy document Met Forward. Recently updated, Met Forward Two, states in the section 4 MetPartners:
“The Met is just one piece in the crime fighting jigsaw. The job of the Met must be to focus on delivering front line policing but we must work with our partners to deliver a challenging preventative agenda to protect our most vulnerable communities. Collectively we must do more with less, but this creates an opportunity to refocus resources and redefine responsibilities to deliver on joint priorities.
"The LCRB will streamline the existing boards and strengthen relationships between criminal justice organisations, crime prevention and community safety activity. It will identify priority crime issues that key public services will work together to tackle, coordinate funding programmes, and maximise the value from each organisation’s limited resources through joint planning and delivery. Effective partnership working at a regional and borough level is critical to deliver long term policing and community safety solutions. It will also help highlight any potential risks to delivery and identify joint solutions and action.”
Background to the LCRB
The LCRB replaced the London Community Safety Partnership and London Criminal Justice Partnership to become the lead board addressing crime reduction and offending in London. The MPA set out a consultation document scoping the new board in March 2010. In June 2010 it published a feedback report which set out the basis for the board.
The board comprises:
- Mayor of London, Boris Johnson
- Deputy Mayor for Policing, Kit Malthouse
- Three London Councils Executive Committee nominees: currently three council leaders, Cllr. Colin Barrow (Westminster City Council), Cllr. Claire Kober (LB Haringey), and Mayor Pipe (LB Hackney)
- The MPS Commissioner/Deputy Commissioner acts as technical adviser to the board and also attends
The LCRB has identified three issues where joint planning and delivery are key to London:
- tackling violence
- tackling violence against women and girls
- reducing re-offending
LCRB meeting dates
The LCRB meeting dates are:
Delivery management group
A multi-agency chief officer group supports the LCRB. It provides the reports to the board and manages the actions and outputs sought through a delivery plan.
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