Female diversity on the Met frontline

21 July 2014

This meeting took place on 22 July 2014. Read the transcript here.

Are the Metropolitan Police’s efforts to achieve a more diverse workforce reaching their goal? Will London’s police service reach the Mayor’s aim of having a workforce that ‘reflects the city it serves’. [1] The London Assembly Police and Crime Committee will tomorrow question the following guests about diversity of the Metropolitan Police Service frontline with a particular focus on women in the Met.

  • Clare Davis, Deputy Director of Human Resources, Metropolitan Police Service
  • Rebecca Lawrence, Director of Strategy, Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime
  • Chief Superintendent Joanna Young, Metropolitan Police
  • Detective Chief Inspector Shabnam Chaudhri, Metropolitan Police Service
  • Chief Inspector Claire Clark, Metropolitan Police

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, 22 July from 10am in the Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1). Media and members of the public are invited to attend. The meeting can also be viewed via webcast. Notes for Editors:

  1. P43 Police and Crime Plan 2013-16
  2. Full agenda papers
  3. The Police and Crime Committee is responsible for examining the activities of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime and investigating matters it considers to be of importance to policing and crime reduction in London.
  4. The Police and Crime Committee is established under s32 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.
  5. The Chair of the Police and Crime Committee, Joanne McCartney AM, is available for interview. See contact details below.
  6. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

For media enquiries, please contact Mark Demery on 020 7983 5769/4283. For out of hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officer. Non-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.