MPS Publication Scheme


Welcome to the Metropolitan Police Freedom of Information Publication Scheme established in accordance with Section 19 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

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We are committed to expanding the amount of information in our Publication Scheme and ensuring that you can find it easily.

Please Note: Do not use this form to report a crime or submit a Freedom of Information Act request. You can report a crime online. To make an FOI request please complete our online form.

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Today, the Metropolitan Police Service employs 31,000 officers, 14,000 police staff, 414 traffic wardens and 4,000 Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) as well as being supported by over 2,500 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.

This Scheme is set out in two parts:

  • Part 1: The Introduction: This sets out the background of the Scheme.
  • Part 2: Information Classes: These are the categories of information, which the Freedom of Information Act requires that a Publication Scheme must specify as information the public authority publishes or intends to publish.
  • Part 3: Disclosure Log: The Metropolitan Police Service is committed to providing its responses to requests for information as part of the Publication Scheme.

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Information Classes

Borough level