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Project summary - Safer Transport Teams (Operation Tyrol)

Met Streets imageProject name: Safer Transport Teams (Operation Tyrol)

MPA Lead officer: Jane Owen

Met Forward work strand: Met Streets

Project summary

By July 2009, 32 Safer Transport Teams were introduced to police key transport hubs and routes. The basic deployment model is 18 Police Community Support Officers (PCSO’s), 2 Sergeants, and a Police Constable.

It is important that the MPA can monitor the delivery of this high profile service, to ensure that performance targets are being met and that performance shortfalls and disproportionality is addressed by the MPS.

Project objectives

  • Ensure that there is a robust performance framework to highlight poor performance and ensure that the MPS addresses performance failures.
  • Ensure that Safer Transport Teams are meeting agreed performance targets.
  • Identify areas of improvement and support the MPS to deliver on recommendations.
  • Ensure that the MPA are engaged with partners to inform development of the safer transport model.

Correctly delivered by the MPS this work should contribute to the delivery of the three key outcomes of Met Forward – fight crime and reduce criminality, increase confidence in policing and give us better value for money.

Authority’s role to deliver work strand

We will work with the MPS Safer Transport Command to ensure that there is a robust performance framework in place to monitor the development of Safer Transport Teams. This will help ensure confidence in using public transport.

The MPS will provide bi monthly performance reports to the Authority including reports for SOP members on an exception basis on performance issues.

The current Safer Neighbourhood Teams scoping exercise, due to be delivered in July may help inform the development of the Safer Transport Team model.

Engaging with stakeholders at a pan London level, including the London Transport Community Safety Partnership (GLA), chaired by Commander Mark Gore will present opportunities for the MPA to be better informed and engaged in pan London debates on the delivery of the safer transport agenda.

What will success look like?

To have an agreed MPS / MPA performance framework, which will enable the MPA to monitor the development and effectiveness of Safer Transport Teams to reduce crime and criminality, increasing public confidence and deliver value for money.

Responsible MPA committee

This work strand will be delivered through the Strategic and Operational Policing Committee.

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