Committee details

City of London Police Authority Board

Purpose of committee

The Court of Common Council is the Police Authority for the Square Mile as set out in the City of London Police Act 1839. Under Section 56 of the Act, the Common Council delegated to the Police Authority Board all of its police authority functions (with the exception of the appointment of the Commissioner). The Board’s role is to make sure the City of London Police runs an effective and efficient service by holding the Commissioner to account; to ensure value for money in the way the police is run, and to set policing priorities taking into account the views of the community.


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Contact information

Support officer: Kezia Barrass. Email:

Postal address:
City of London Corporation
PO Box 270