Over the next two years the Met Police will focus on three key areas: community crime-fighting, culture change and fixing foundations.

Monday’s community event will be an opportunity for members of the public to ask senior leaders and police officers questions as the Met outline their vision for the future.

It takes place from 6pm at Kingston Guildhall.

Tickets are free but anyone who would like to attend the event is strongly advised to register for before attending. Register here.

Kingston Neighbourhood Superintendent Josh Laughton said: “I am committed to focusing on what matters most for our local communities, being transparent in our approach and hearing your views on how we can do better. As you may be aware the Commissioner has given us the following mission: To increase trust, to reduce crime and to raise our standards. This is a priority for officers in Kingston and across South West London.”

“The event will offer the opportunity to hear our plan and feedback what this means for you as the community of Kingston. We are committed to working together with you to understand what it is that you want and expect from your local police. The event will be attended by your local officers, senior MPS representatives and our partners and is centred around engagement with a mixture of discussion groups, Q&As and interactive stands.”

These events are taking place in every one of the 32 London boroughs.

Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley said: “I care deeply about this mission and I’ve been candid from day one about the scale of reform needed to make it a success.

“Our people want to better serve the public and have been calling for change.

“We want the public to trust in the work we’re doing, to see how we’re fighting crime in their communities and how we’re keeping people safe.

“The data tells us that the majority of Londoners still trust us, more so than many other professions, but in recent years, confidence has fallen sharply and trust has been dented. We must repair that.
“We have seen serious failings, but the vast majority of our people come into work every day and do extraordinary things because they care greatly about the city and the people they protect.

“Day in and day out we see acts of kindness, bravery, dedication, and sacrifice from the 45,000 people in the Met.

“People who are driven by a desire to make the world around them a better place. We need to reform for them too.

“The progress we have already made is positive and should not be overlooked, but we know just how much more there is to do.”