18/01/2012

Police To Rethink Trident

The Metropolitan Police have revealed it is developing a new strategy to tackle gang-related crime and serious youth violence in London.

According to a Met spokesman, the new approach will enhance their anti-gang activities, improve coordination and tasking, and increase police operations, while making sure our skills and expertise are used more consistently and effectively.

The new plan will also look at how they can enhance our work with partners to divert young people away from gangs so they are able to make more positive contribution to London's communities.

The spokesman said: "Trident is already responsible for preventing and investigating shootings in London and is a key part of how we tackle gangs. Contrary to media speculation Trident is not subject to a 'radical overhaul'.

"The MPS aims to build on Trident's success and develop a co-ordinated police response, whilst working with partners to divert young people away from gangs."

The Met said its new approach was being finalised and it would be speaking with its current partners and London’s communities to develop their approach.

(DW)

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