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METROPOLITAN POLICE SERVICE
          HISTORY OF THE METROPOLITAN POLICE SERVICE

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has served the people of London
since 1829, making it one of the oldest police services in the world. The
original Metropolitan Police District (MPD) covered a seven mile radius from
Charing Cross and covered a population of less than two million. It has grown
since then to about 620 square miles and now polices a population of 7.2
million. The MPD excludes the City of London, which has its own police force.
The Metropolitan Police Force (as it was then known) began to operate on 30
September 1829 with almost 1,000 police officers and five clerks.

The Metropolitan Police District includes the whole of the Greater London
Area, excluding the City of London, and part of the River Thames. Since April
2000 the boundaries of the MPD mirror the 32 London boroughs as shown
below.




The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) now employs over 50,000 people in a
wide variety of jobs from uniformed police officers patrolling London’s streets
to support staff providing essential support services. The Service also
includes over 5,000 special constables (volunteer police officers).

From the beginning, the purpose of the MPS has been to serve and protect
the people of London by providing a professional police service; this remains
our purpose.
                               TOTAL POLICING

TOTAL POLICING

On his first day in post, Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe outlined his key
messages for the Met.

Total Policing means: A total war on crime, total care for victims, and total
professionalism from our staff

Our objectives are: To cut crime, cut costs, and continue to develop the
culture of the organisation

We will achieve this with: Humility, integrity and transparency

We will develop: these ideas together over the coming months, making the
Met the best police service in the world


    MESSAGE FROM THE COMMISSIONER OF THE METROPOLITAN
                      POLICE SERVICE

I would like to say how proud and honoured I am at being appointed as the
Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. I want to make the MPS the best
police service in the UK and the best police service in the world too.
As Commissioner I have three aims: to cut crime, cut costs, and continue to
develop the culture of the MPS. I want to do all that based on simple but
important values of humility, transparency and integrity.
We have some tough challenges ahead, including our on-going commitment
to counter terrorism and ensuring a safe and secure Olympics Games. In
maintaining public order we must balance the right to peaceful protest with a
robust response to criminality. We have determined to tackle gang culture
and organised criminal groups, and to improve the number of sanction
detections for rape.
Crime in London has fallen by almost a fifth in the past decade, with a more
than 30% decrease in homicide and a 50% reduction in road casualties. There
have been recent real reductions in violent crime, use of guns and knives and
hate crime, although we have seen recent increases in robbery, burglary and
disorder.
Londoners have recognised our success in tackling crime. Almost two thirds -
66% - say the MPS does a good or excellent job, up from 58% in 2006. We
will work to improve satisfaction with police services, particularly with police
actions such as our response to incidents, and with police treatment such as
communicating clearly. Many Black and Minority Ethnic communities remain
less satisfied with our service and we are committed to improving this position.
Whatever we do, we can always do it better. My aim is to lead an organisation
that looks constantly to improve itself at all levels. I intend to build on public
trust in the MPS and lead a service that criminals will fear, and staff will be
proud to work for.
I want to do what I call Total Policing. What I’m talking about is a war on
crime. No tactic, if it works, will be considered out of bounds if it’s legal,
ethical, and done in good faith.
I want to focus on crime prevention - taking the initiative back from the
criminal, taking them on and putting them on the back foot. I encourage
innovation. Where new techniques or new technology can help in that war, I
want to maximise use of it.
Total Policing also means Total Care for victims - preventing people from
becoming victims in the first place where possible but, where we have victims,
ensuring that the MPS gives the best possible support.
And I want to do that with Total Professionalism, so that the MPS continues to
foster the support and trust of law-abiding Londoners, while ensuring that it is
an organisation that all criminals fear.



               MAYOR’S OFFICE FOR POLICING AND CRIME

The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPC) has been set up in
accordance with the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act (2011),
which reforms the accountability of police services and replaces police
authorities across England and Wales with elected individuals with broad
responsibilities for policing and crime reduction.

The MOPC is headed by the Mayor, who discharges a number of functions
which cannot be delegated. The Mayor is able to appoint a statutory Deputy
Mayor for Policing and Crime who will be responsible for the day-to-day
operation of the MOPC. The Mayor is directly accountable for policing
performance in London and the MOPC gives Londoners a clear voice in how
their city is policed.

Through the MOPC the Mayor and Deputy Mayor will be directly accountable
for police performance in the capital, setting the Met Police’s strategic
direction and allocating resources. They will hold the Met Commissioner to
account and ensure the Police target crimes that concern Londoners,
including:

   strengthening the Met’s response to serious youth violence including knife
    crime
   ensuring London has enough frontline police officers on the streets
   targeting robbery, burglary and drug dealing in every borough
   getting tough on gangs and tackling re-offending rates

The London Assembly will scrutinise the work of the MOPC through a new
body, the Police and Crime Committee (PCC). The PCC examines the work of
the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime and reviews the police and crime
plan for London. The Committee can also investigate anything which it
considers to be of importance to policing and crime reduction in Greater
London and make recommendations for improvements.
                            TERMS & CONDITIONS

Duties and Responsibilities
You may be directed or required to undertake additional or other duties by the
Commissioner, which are appropriate to your position, to meet the needs of
the business of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

Place of Work and Hours
Your normal place of work is New Scotland Yard, 10 Broadway, London
SW1H 0BG. You may be required to travel to such places as may be
reasonably necessary for the proper performance of your duties, both inside
and outside the UK. Working hours are such as are needed to fulfil the
requirements of the post, including operational call-outs.

Salary and Allowances


1 (a)             £90,726

2 (b)             £ 93,753

3                 £ 96,780

4                 £ 99,798

5                 £102,828

6                 £105,849


(a) Entry point for officers promoted from points 1 & 2 of the Ch Supt. Scale

(b) Entry point for officers promoted from point 3 of the Ch Supt. scale

London weighting £2,277 p.a
London Allowance £1,011 p.a
Rent or Housing Allowance or London Allowance 3 (£3,327 p.a.), depending
on personal circumstances and eligibility

Performance Related Pay and Bonus Arrangements
The PNB Chief Officer Bonus Scheme for ACPO ranks is suspended for two
years as a result of the decision of the Police Arbitration Tribunal.

Travel
Full reasonable travel and subsistence costs and expenses necessarily
incurred in the performance of duty will be reimbursed in accordance with the
Regulations and MPS policies.

You may opt in to the ATOC rail travel scheme, but will be liable for the
taxable benefit.
Accommodation
ACPO officers appointed from outside the Greater London area may be
provided with accommodation in Greater London for a period of six months.
The location and provision of accommodation, including necessary physical
security installation, will be determined by the Deputy Commissioner.

During the six month period, eligible officers may elect to receive Rent or
Housing Allowance, but will be charged a rent for the provided
accommodation, based on social housing costs.

Alternatively officers may relinquish their entitlement to Rent or Housing
Allowance for the initial six month period and will not be charged rent.

The cost of utilities, including council tax, satellite television and all other
subscriptions and services will be met in all cases by the officer.

The provision of accommodation will be documented by way of an Assured
Shorthold Tenancy (AST) for the six month period.

Any ACPO officers relocating to London will be reimbursed all reasonable,
receipted removal costs and legal fees incurred, including costs associated
with the disposal of the former home. Tax liabilities over the HMRC exemption
limits will also be met by the MPS, subject to prior approval by the Deputy
Commissioner.

ACPO Subscriptions
Your ACPO subscription will be reimbursed when it next falls due but you
must meet any taxable benefit arising. You are responsible for payment of
CPOSA subscriptions, but the cost of the legal indemnity cover provided as
part of CPOSA subscriptions will be met by the MPS.

Health Checks
You are entitled to health screening once every two years under
arrangements determined by the MPS.

Provisions of a vehicle for business and private use
A car will be provided for both personal and business use. The value of the
vehicle will be determined by the MPS and is currently £30,000, measured
against the manufacturer’s currently listed retail price, including delivery
charge, first registration fee and VAT, but excluding Road Fund Licence fee.
The cost of manufacturer or dealer fitted extras will also be included in the
overall value measured at full retail price inclusive of VAT.

A driver will be not be allocated to you, but you may have access to pooled
drivers for business journeys under Business Group arrangements. The car
can be driven by you, an MPS authorised driver and your designated spouse
or partner.

You will meet the tax cost of private use of the vehicle, including home to
office use, and will reimburse the MPS for private fuel use at MPS determined
rates.
Sickness Absence
Annex P and Regulation 33 (1) of the Regulations and the provisions of the
MPS Attendance Management Policy (as amended) will apply. Sick pay will
be in accordance with Regulation 28.

Annual Leave
You are entitled to paid leave in accordance with Annex O of the
Determinations made under Regulation 33 of the Regulations.

Fairness at Work
If you have a matter of concern about the way you have been treated by
management or your colleagues, it should initially be brought to the attention
of a local line manager (who need not be your immediate line manager), or
the Deputy Commissioner. If the concern cannot be resolved to your
satisfaction you may elect to pursue the matter formally via the Fairness at
Work Procedure.

The procedure is intended to deal with a variety of concerns, however, where
the matter arises from the use of a policy, which has its own appeal process,
that procedure should be used in preference to the Fairness at Work
Procedure.

In order to initiate the Fairness at Work procedure, you will need to record
your concerns in writing on Form 1. Full details of the Fairness at Work
procedure are contained within Notice 35/06. This Notice can be found on the
Intranet and is also linked to the “PeoplePages” website.

At each stage of the procedure, the Originator (yourself) will have the right to
consult and be accompanied by an ACPO representative or any serving
member of the MPS.

Allegations, complaints and reports concerning misconduct or
inefficiency
Any complaint made against you by a member of the public, or any other
allegation, complaint or report alleging or indicating misconduct on your part
will be dealt with in accordance with the Police Reform Act 2002 and the
Police Conduct Regulations 2008 (or the relevant legislation and regulations
in force at the time) as they apply to senior officers. The Deputy
Commissioner is the appropriate authority for dealing with such matters.

Pension
If you are a member of the Police Pension Scheme, all matters concerning
your pension will be governed by the Police Pension Regulations 1987 and
any subsequent amendments to them.

Business Interests
The expectation is that you will devote your working time to your duties and
office. In accordance with Regulation 7 of the Regulations as amended by the
Police (Amendment) (no 2) Regulations 2006 you must obtain the written
permission of the Commissioner before commencing any Business Interest.

Any other occupation or profession or business or work
You must not engage in any other occupation or profession or business or
work, whether paid or unpaid, for any other organisation, company, firm or
person without the prior written permission of the Commissioner.

Gifts & Hospitality
The MPS policy on the acceptance/refusal and recording of hospitality and
gifts is available on the Gifts and Hospitality intranet site. Where an offer of a
gift or hospitality is made it is expected MPS practice that the offer should
normally be declined politely with an explanation that the rules of the Service
do not allow acceptance.

Intellectual Property Rights
Subject to the Patents Act 1977 and the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act
1988, any invention, design, or copyright work, including without limitation all
documents, data, articles, reports, systems, processes or other items
(“Works”), made by you during the course of your employment with the MPS
(whether or not in the course of your duties) shall immediately upon creation
or performance vest in and shall be and remain the sole and exclusive
property of the MPS, and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally assign to
the MPS, all right, title and interest in and to the same.

Data Protection
You acknowledge and accept that the MPS may process information relating
to you in order to fulfil the MPS’ obligations to you under its terms of your
appointment and/or for reasons relating to your appointment with the MPS
and you hereby explicitly consent to such processing. Such processing will be
principally for personnel, administrative and payroll purposes.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
You acknowledge and accept your personal responsibility, as a member of a
public authority, relating to all information created and held in any media by
you and the organisation, under the provisions of the FOIA. You acknowledge
that all members of the MPS must meet the standards of openness and
transparency rightly expected of the organisation by the public, whilst
safeguarding the people and information that the Service has a duty to
protect.

Notice
If you wish to retire, or transfer to another service or force, you are required to
give a minimum of three months’ notice. This notice should be submitted to
the Deputy Commissioner for consideration. The Deputy Commissioner may
waive the notice requirement in exceptional circumstances, at its discretion.

Confidentiality
The relationship between the MPS and its officers and employees is founded
on trust. Any breach of this trust by a police officer or employee, such as the
unauthorised disclosure of confidential information about the MPS, the
Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPC) or related business, will render
you liable to disciplinary action and/or to civil proceedings. The civil
proceedings may seek to restrain you from disclosing the information or
making personal use of it without written authorisation from the MPS or for
damages if loss to the MPS results from the unauthorised disclosure. This
requirement not to disclose confidential information applies throughout your
period of service.
For a period of two years from the date of termination of this contract, you
shall, unless first obtaining written authority signed by the Deputy
Commissioner, be restricted from disclosing or making use of any information
in your knowledge or possession relating to the MPS.

If you plan to write a book which discloses or makes use of any information in
your knowledge or possession relating to the MPS, you should discuss the
matter with the Deputy Commissioner beforehand. Your first draft must be
submitted to the Deputy Commissioner before it is submitted for publication.

Subsequent employment and appointments
Before accepting any appointment which would start within one year of
leaving the Service, you must obtain the approval of the Deputy
Commissioner in cases where:

      the appointment is to an organisation, firm or business that provides
       any commercial and contractual services to the MPS or MOPC
      the appointment is to an organisation, firm or business that intends to
       tender for the provision of commercial and contractual services to the
       MPS or MOPC.

Approval will not be unreasonably withheld.

General
Where reference is made to benefits, allowances and remuneration, you will
discharge any liability for income tax unless explicit provision is otherwise
made. The MPS will notify Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) of
all taxable benefits, allowances and remuneration. Any tax arising is to your
own account.

Variations
Variations or amendments to this statement will be notified to you in writing.
These revised terms and conditions constitute a total package. Please sign
and return the enclosed copy. The Commissioner reserves the right to alter
these terms and conditions as appropriate to the needs of the Service.


                             WHAT TO DO NEXT

Please complete the application form and email to Jo.Smith@met.police.uk by
4pm 30 March 2012.

								
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