Public order

What we said

We said we would

  • Work in partnership with the City of London Corporation and other stakeholders to support the planning for large scale events with a proportionate, effective policing plan.
  • Engage with our community to address concerns regarding public order, providing advice and resolving policing related matters.
  • Engage with event organisers, protest groups, stakeholders and partners, supporting them through providing proportionate policing plans for their event or protest.
  • Use information and intelligence systems effectively to inform our response to disorder.
  • Work closely with our partners in the Metropolitan Police Service and British Transport Police ensuring an efficient collaborative response, particularly in relation to pan-London issues which affect the City of London.
  • Maintain our capability and capacity to respond to public order incidents at a variety of levels.
  • Use best practice tactics and capture learning to improve our effectiveness, efficiency and service delivery to our community.

What we did

We have

  • Supported the policing of pan-London events that impact on the City of London.
  • Worked closely with our partners in the City of London Corporation, Metropolitan Police Service and British Transport Police to provide an effective and appropriate policing response to protests and large scale events taking place in the City of London.
  • Kept our communities informed about large scale events in the City of London, and provided practical advice where necessary regarding road closures or areas to avoid.
  • Maintained our minimum levels of skilled officers to support national mobilisation requirements, and are enhancing these arrangements with incentives to enlarge our cadre of specialist public order officers.
  • Participated in the Home Office’s Best Use of Stop and Search Scheme.


  • 11 critical incidents declared in the City of London.
  • 957 pre-planned events in the City of London, 601 of which required a police presence. Of those, 250 required the attendance of 5 or more officers.
  • 170 protests within the City.
  • 262 offences relating to public disorder.