City police aim to be the most inclusive force in the country

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City police aim to be the most inclusive force in the country
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A prominent London police figure has outlined his plan to ensure that the City of London Police become one of the most inclusive and community orientated police forces in the country.

James Thomson, who chairs the City of London Police Authority Board, informed elected members of the Court of Common Council that over the past 12 months the City of London Police had reinforced community connections to bolster confidence and local resilience.

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He spoke positively of the efforts of the City of London Policing Authority Board and the City of London Police whose culminative efforts have made the City a safer place, especially towards woman and girls.

On the national scale, he said that the counterterrorism performance, cybercrime security and fraud mitigation work was continuing to play a vital role in the security of the UK.

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Through the combined efforts of the Policing Authority Board and the City of London Police they have successfully been able to advise the Government to incorporate fraud in the Online Safety Bill.

Continued future collaboration looks to strengthen evidence disclosure reforms and the addition of improved anti-fraud tactics in the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill.

As outlined in the City of London Police’s Annual Report, published by James Thomas, the assessment on the City of London Police force was thorough, from checking efficient usage of funds, appropriate police-community values and holding the Commissioner to account. This report was delivered to the Court of the Common Council, which is also the City of London Police Authority for the Square Mile.

Commissioner Angela McLaren, City of London Police, said: “The report sets out how we’re on the path to truly benefiting from a diverse workforce with diverse thinking which is fundamental in delivering a trusted policing service. It’s important all our staff have a genuine sense of belonging and know their voices are heard.”

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