Our Plan for Policing


The Liberal Democrats will get the police back to being a service, not a force - working with our communities to keep us safe.

Community Policing

The Liberal Democrats will restore community policing by increasing the number of local ward officers and reversing Sadiq Khan’s policy of closing local police stations. In consultation with local communities, we will reopen all the most viable stations.

A police service not a police force

Liberal Democrats will tackle the record-low lack of trust in the police by taking a strong role in changing the culture at the Metropolitan Police. This includes only using stop and search when it is intelligence-led and providing more support to female victims.

Set up a London Youth Service

Liberal Democrats will set up a London-wide Youth Service to help coordinate and improve after school activities for young people. By investing in young people and giving them support we can tackle youth violence in London.