Welcome Letter

Sophie Linden

Dear Candidate

Thank you for your interest in the London Policing Ethics Panel (LPEP) where we are looking to recruit a new Chair and four members of the Panel to continue the valuable work undertaken by the Panel since its’ inception in 2014.

The LPEP complements the existing structures in place in the capital to oversee the way London is policed and provides in-depth consideration of ethical issues around current and future policing practice in London. Policing by consent was established as a new and radical principle in 1829 and it remains a guiding principle for todays Metropolitan Police Service. The work of the LPEP also rests on this principle as it seeks to enhance and strengthen relationships between the public and the police through better understanding of each other.

MOPAC is launching a new Police and Crime Plan for London turning the Mayor's ambitions for safety and security of London into a positive plan. The launch of this plan will coincide with the appointment of a new Commissioner for the Metropolitan Police following the retirement of Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe at the end of February 2017 who served the force for five years of unprecedented change and challenge. The contribution of the LPEP in providing ethical advice on policy issues that impact directly on public confidence will be vital to the continuing changes and increasing challenges faced by both MOPAC and the MPS over the life of the Police and Crime Plan.

The successful candidates for these roles will, of course, be independent of MOPAC and the MPS. They will be informed and knowledgeable about the ethical issues relevant to 21st century policing and will have a deep interest in the role of ethics in the delivery of public services within a diverse and growing community. These roles provide the opportunity to influence policy at the highest level as the reports and letters of advice from the Panel are considered carefully by the Mayor, the Commissioner of the MPS and me.

If you would like to be considered for one of these opportunities and influence the nature of policing in the capital I would love to hear from you.

Yours sincerely

Sophie Linden

Sophie Linden
Deputy Mayor for Policing And Crime

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