Mayor answers to London
Cuts in Police Numbers
Question by Navin Shah
I have been contacted by a constituent who would like to know why you have decreased the number of PCSOs and SNT PCs in Brent? I understand as of 29 February there is a shortage of 40 PCSOs and 12 PCs. My constituent would also like to know why this is being done in secret?
Answer by Boris Johnson (1st Term)
I am not cutting police numbers in secret or otherwise. There have been no changes to the police constable and PCSO allocations to safer neighbourhood teams in Brent.
I am proud that I have increased police officer numbers in the city by well over one thousand. I inherited 30,449 warranted police officers (excluding trainees who do not have warrant cards), and by 31 March 2012 there will be well over 32,000 officers.