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Warning: This is archived material and may be out of date. The Metropolitan Police Authority has been replaced by the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPC).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 MPA comprises 12 London Assembly members, appointed to the Authority by the Mayor of London, and 11 Independent members, at least one of whom must be a magistrate (magistrate members of Police Authorities ceased to exist as a separate category from the 1 October 2008), and another appointed directly by the Home secretary.

Kit Malthouse, Deputy Mayor for Policing, is Chair of the MPA while Reshard Auladin OBE, an independent member, is vice chair.

Members are appointed for a period of four years.

Mayor Boris Johnson, having been democratically elected with a mandate over policing, remains the direct line of accountability between the Metropolitan Police Service and the people of London. The Chair and Vice chair of the MPA are appointed by the Mayor of London, subject to confirmation by the London Assembly, and both serve at the pleasure of the Mayor.

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.


Vice Chairman

Standards Committee Members

These are not full members of the Authority but are specifically appointed as independent persons to the Standards Committee.

 Standards Committee member register of interests, allowances and expenses

  • John Bower
  • Anne Dickens, a self-employed Human Resources Consultant (Vice Chairman)
  • Janet Gray

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