Local Policing Scrutiny Panel

The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) oversees and holds the Met Police to account on behalf of Londoners. MOPAC set and publish the Police and Crime Plan for London in consultation with communities. They’re responsible for making sure the Met Police deliver on their commitments for London.

MOPAC and the Met Police are working together to ensure we provide communities with opportunities to scrutinise the use of police powers. This supports the Mayor in holding the Commissioner to account and helps the Met Police to build and enhance the trust and confidence of communities at a local level. 

We are looking for people to join Hackney’s Local Policing Scrutiny Panel. The panel will be made up of volunteers of all ages from local communities. They will work together with the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) to hold the police to account for their use of police powers such as stop and search, handcuffing, use of tasers and intimate searches. It will involve reviewing police data, decisions and practice to make sure police action and the use of police powers in communities is fair to all.

We want to reflect the diversity of people from Hackney on the panel. We especially encourage applications from:

  • young people
  • people from minoritised and often underrepresented backgrounds
  • people with experience of stop and search and the use of police powers

See frequently asked questions (google doc)

Apply to join the Local Policing Scrutiny Panel

Page updated on: 30 May 2023