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City of London Police

City of London Police provides policing services specifically to the City of London. It has a number of national obligations that concern economic crime. The police force area covers just over one square miles in the heart of London. Its small resident population of 9,000 is affluent, as well as ethnically diverse, with 21 percent from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. The population is dramatically increased to about 0.4 million people who commute into the area to work, visit or socialise. Providing services across the entirety of the force area is helped by the size of the force and the good transport system, which includes major rail stations and public transport hubs.

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  • Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Matt Parr is HMI for City of London
  • HMIC region: The force is in HMIC’s National region

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PEEL Assessment

This is HMIC’s third PEEL (police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy) assessment of City of London Police. PEEL is designed to give the public information about how their local police force is performing in several important areas, in a way that is comparable both across England and Wales, and year on year. The assessment is updated throughout the year with our inspection findings and reports.

The extent to which the force is effective at keeping people safe and reducing crime: not yet graded.

The extent to which the force is efficient at keeping people safe and reducing crime requires improvement.

The extent to which the force is effective at keeping people safe and reducing crime: not yet graded.

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HMIC’s role in inspecting this force

HMIC independently assesses police forces and policing across activity from neighbourhood teams to serious crime and the fight against terrorism – in the public interest.

In preparing our reports, we ask the questions which citizens would ask, and publish the answers in accessible form, using our expertise to interpret the evidence. We provide authoritative information to allow the public to compare the performance of their force against others, and our evidence is used to drive improvements in the service to the public.

Key facts

Force Area

1 square mile

Population

0.32m people - transient population

Workforce

74% frontline 78% national level
3.7 per 1000 population 3.6 national level
5% change in local workforce since 2010 15% national change since 2010

Victim-based crimes

0.01 per person 0.05 national level
Local 5 year trend (no change) National 5 year trend (no change)

Cost

62p per person per day local 55p per person per day national

City of London PCC

doug-barrow-chairman-police-committee-city-of-londonChair of the Police Committee for the City of London, Doug Barrow

City of London Police

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Commissioner Ian Dyson, appointed in January 2016

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