Join the London Policing Board

The Mayor of London is establishing a new London Policing Board to support him in holding the Metropolitan Police Commissioner to account for reforming the Met. We are looking for individuals from across London’s communities with a diverse mix of professional and personal skills, experience and backgrounds to become Board Members.   

Playing your part in making London a safe city for all

Mayor of London

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the new London Policing Board.

Following a series of scandals, I asked for an independent review to be conducted into the culture and standards of the Metropolitan Police Service. Baroness Casey’s findings are damning, including that there is institutional racism, misogyny and homophobia in our capital’s police service. I accept these findings.

Baroness Casey’s review must be the turning point for policing and community safety in London. I have already put the Met on a path of far-reaching systemic and cultural reform, with the appointment of a new Commissioner and leadership team who acknowledge the scale of the problems and are committed to change.

In line with Baroness Casey’s recommendations, I am now setting up a London Policing Board to publicly oversee and scrutinise these reforms.

To help me hold the Met to account and drive the changes and improvements needed for the benefit of all Londoners, I am looking for Board members from across London’s diverse communities with a range of expertise and lived experience.  These are high-profile roles, with the opportunity to make a real and positive difference to how Londoners are policed.

I’m determined to push through the changes needed so that the Met becomes a service that has the trust and confidence of all Londoners. And I look forward to hearing from prospective candidates who want to play an active part in ensuring that all Londoners have the representative, fair and effective police service they deserve.

Sadiq Khan
Mayor of London

The Role

The London Policing Board will bring together individuals from across London’s communities, with a diverse mix of professional and personal skills, experience and backgrounds.

Members of the Board will provide high-level specialist advice, challenge and support to assist the Mayor in holding the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service to account on behalf of Londoners. Members will play a key role in enhancing public trust and confidence and driving reform of the MPS.

The London Policing Board will hold four full meetings each year that the public can attend and observe. The Members of the Board will be supported by a secretariat team which will co-ordinate and administer their work.

Who we are

One of the Mayor of London’s key responsibilities is overseeing the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) – setting the priorities for policing and community safety in London, agreeing the policing budget and holding the Met Commissioner to account for delivering a professional, efficient and effective service to Londoners.