Agenda item

Commissioner's Public Updates

The Commissioner and Chief Officers to be heard.


The Commissioner and Chief Officers provided the following updates in public session.


City of London Police Authority Member Briefings


·         The Commissioner noted that he had found the recent round of Member briefings to be constructive and assured Members that work continued apace within the Force to refresh the approach to equality and inclusion issues.


City of London Police Passing Out Parade


·         The Commissioner thanked Members for their engagement with the Passing Out Parade on 17 July 2020, noting that he had since received extremely positive feedback on the parade and its format.


Operations and Security


·         The T/Commander (Operations and Security) noted that the COVID-19 infection rate within the Force was low compared to the rate of infection in London. 70 licensed premises were open within the City. The Force continued to liaise with the Department of the Built Environment with regards to changes to use of public realm including the use of e-scooters.


·         A Member noted the issues of Stop and Search and the enforcement of COVID-19 Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) that were raised by Members at the recent Member Briefings and suggested that the issue be discussed in greater detail by the Professional Standards and Integrity Committee.