Police and Crime Committee

The Committee examines the work of the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC), which oversees the Metropolitan Police. It also investigates key issues about the police service including serious violence, front line policing, and counter-terrorism.

Every month the Committee publicly questions senior representatives from the Metropolitan Police and MOPAC – including the Met Commissioner, Cressida Dick and the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Sophie Linden.

What the Police and Crime Committee does

Current investigations

Stop & Search - The London Assembly Police and Crime Committee is investigating how the use of stop and search has changed in recent years and how it affects the communities it polices.

The epidemic of violent crime in London - The Committee wants answers to why this upsurge is happening, whether policing tactics are working and what can be done to keep Londoners safe.

Prioritising common crimes - The Committee is looking into how common crimes affect the capital and how they can be tackled.


As part of the committee's investigation into violent crime a video shows the spread of murders across the capital by borough so far in 2018.

‘Gun Crime in London’

women hands prison

Recent work

Violence Reduction Unit - A letter to the Mayor recommending what the key things the new unit should focus on like prevention - December 2018

Healthcare in Custody - A report looking at the quality of healthcare provided while in police custody - September 2018

Women in the justice system  A new report shows that having specialist women’s centres helps reoffending rates - July 2018

Anti-social behaviour: The committee looked at efforts to tackle antisocial behaviour in London and what more can the Mayor do in the report - January 2018.

Gun crime: Gun crime is rising in London and in a report the committee examined the data behind this rise - January 2018.

Latest publications

Committee meetings

Browse meetings and agendas for this committee and to check out further information relating to the committee, including terms of reference

Contact the Police and Crime Committee

Please note: the Committee cannot intervene in individual cases or complaints against the Metropolitan Police Service. If you have a complaint about a specific incident with the police, you should first contact the Metropolitan Police so it can carry out an investigation. More information on how to make a complaint can be found on the Metropolitan Police website here. You can also find out more about police complaints from the Independent Office for Police Conduct here.”


If you have a media enquiry relating to the Committee please contact:     

Communications Officer - Funmi Olutoye, [email protected] / 020 7084 2713   


If you have a query about the Committee and its work please contact:

Head of Police & Crime Committee - Richard Derecki, [email protected] 

Scrutiny Manager - Becky Short, [email protected], 020 7983 4760

Assistant Scrutiny Manager - Rebecca Owen-Evans, [email protected], 020 7983 5770

Senior Committee Officer -  Teresa Young, [email protected], 020 7983 6559                       

To speak to the Mayor's Office about Policing and Crime, please contact 020 7983 4000