British Police Officers I feel come across to the public and probably to criminals as too lame by the way they carry themselves as I've seen them laughing and joking even though its nice to see friendly Police Officers it's not how they should be conducting themselves in these awful frightening times with knife crime we want to see firmness and authoritive Police Officers. We don't want smiles and jokes!
You only need to see take a look at the European Police Officers they are no joke! as their parenting is strict and have boundaries and the word Respect and Good behaviour is instiled in them since childhood not to bring shame on the family unlike the Brits they also have a military background so that helps them to grow into law abiding citizens with patriotism for their country and towards others.
British Police officers are too weak and Prison time for criminals are a pushover they play pool, eat well, watch TV, fun activities, warm bed etc etc so people committing a crime knowing how well they are being treated in prison are of course fearless, if prisons were made like Brazil etc criminals would think twice committing a crime, criminals are suppose to be treated like a criminal they done bad so be sentenced longer and not go to prison thinking its going to be a holiday or somewhere to sleep for a few years because they have nowhere else to go, they deserve no privileges inside apart from a pen and paper if they need to write to a friend or family member as they are sentenced for a good read on and that's to reflect on the crime committed and themselves they need detoxification in a hard way that's the only way to stop criminals re-offending and people who are thinking of hurting another to stop and think twice before they act.
It's down to you if you really care like you say about Londoners and London to make quick changes to benefit all.