About the Met
Today, the Metropolitan Police Service employs around 31,000 officers together with about 13,000 police staff and 2,600 Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs). The MPS is also being supported by more than 5,100 volunteer police officers in the Metropolitan Special Constabulary (MSC) and its Employer Supported Policing (ESP) programme. The Metropolitan Police Services covers an area of 620 square miles and a population of 7.2 million.
Performance and statistics
We are committed to an open and honest relationship with the public. In that spirit, we regularly publish detailed statistics and reports about our performance.
The Met is changing
Total Policing means; A total war on crime, total care for victims, and total professionalism from our staff.
This section contains a comprehensive history of the Metropolitan Police from 1829 to the present day. In these pages you will find descriptions of famous and lesser known events throughout the history of the Met.
Our sustainable reporting demonstrates how we deliver against a broad range of issues of importance to Londoners and our employees and gives a flavour of the wide range of work that we do.
Strategy and plans
In keeping with the desire for openness and accountability we are committed to provide you with our latest plans and performance information.