Policing and Crime
We can make London safer for you and your family by

  • recruiting 3,000 more police on the streets, focused on transport hot-spots, and bring back local policing, tackling gang problems and improving our safety and security
  • protecting young people from knife crime, with knife arches and education programmes in schools and youth workers in A&E, to break the cycle of gang violence 
  • increase the number of PCs and PCSOs in dedicated SNTs - more visible neighbourhood policing is vital for intelligence gathering, through community engagement and reassurance

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  • roll out the ‘Cardiff model’ in all hospital A&E departments whereby data on violence-related admissions is always anonymously shared and used to develop crime reduction responses 
  • create strong Town Centre Police Teams where SNT boundaries cross busy town centres
  • pledge to sell the three water cannons which the Mayor so unwisely bought
  • cut out waste, remove senior officer perks and save money through greater civilisation of back office roles, not front line services.
  • lead a public campaign aimed at raising awareness and dispelling common myths about rape based firmly on the principle that anything less than positive and explicit consent, freely given by someone capable of making that decision, must be dealt with as rape, building on the recent central government ‘no means no’ campaign

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  • trial a scheme to allow night buses to stop on request closer to passengers’ final destinations, rather than at fixed bus stops, to protect passenger safety
  • increase the visibility of uniformed officers at key travel interchanges throughout London, especially late at night, and working with the British Transport Police on night time tube, rail, tram and bus patrols, including taxi ranks