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What is 'total policing'?

21 Dec 2011

Bernard Hogan-Howe announced in his keynote speech at the London Policy Conference his aims as the Metropolitan Police commissioner were to 'cut crime, cut cost and continue to develop the culture of the Met' and he 'will offer to the Met in terms of values: humility, integrity and transparency'. Hogan-Howe will be policing London using a method called 'total policing', by which he means 'that with 53,000 people we can create a greater impact as a team ... it's about making a team ethos'.

Since becoming the Metropolitan Police commissioner he has pushed two main tactics 'around uninsured drivers and around exercising warrants right across London for drug dealing'. According to the commissioner, '80 per cent of the people that have uninsured vehicles are criminals, 60 per cent of that are active'.

Bernard Hogan-Howe discusses his two main tactics for cutting crime in London