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The Metropolitan Police

The Metropolitan Police

Keeping people safe. Being there when no-one else is. For the vulnerable, the young. Making decisions that help change lives. That change our lives, too. Tackling drugs and gangs, becoming an expert in fraud or public order. Being part of one big family. Everyone on team, working together. Doing something real. And proud to do it.

Ask any of us why we joined the Met and we’ll all have different reasons. But it all boils down to this: to do something real and make a difference.

Whatever your reason to join London’s Met, it’s the greatest reason in the world.

Policing a city as large, complex and culturally diverse as London presents a wide variety of challenges. It’s why we’re interested in new recruits with such a range of life experiences and backgrounds.

And it’s why the ability to build trust and relationships with very different people is so important. More than this, you need to take genuine pride in making the capital’s neighbourhoods safer for everyone.

London is a 24 hour city, of course. So this is far from a 9-5 job. You have to be prepared for a lifestyle where shift work is the norm and the working day can be at night. You need to be prepared for difficult and dangerous situations too – though there’s no reason to be daunted. Through our training, and the back-up of your team, you’ll soon be ready to face anything.

We’re proud of the quality of our people, and the job we do to police London. 50,000 colleagues are dedicated to serving 8 million+ residents of one of the world’s most dynamic and diverse global cities.

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More about The Metropolitan Police

Our mission and vision – what we want to achieve

Our mission is to keep London safe for everyone. To do so we will:

1. Focus on what matters most to Londoners.

2. Work more closely with partners and the public.

3. Achieve the best outcomes in the pursuit of justice and in the support of victims.

In support of this mission, we want to lead 21st century policing and:

4. Seize the opportunities of data and digital tech.

5. Care for each other, work as a team and be an attractive place to work.

6. Learn from experience, from others, and constantly strive to improve.

7. Be recognised as a responsible, exemplary and ethical organisation.

Ultimately, our vision for the Met is to be the most trusted police service in the world.

We contribute to making London the safest global city, we protect its unique reputation as an open and welcoming city, and we want Londoners to be proud of their police.

Our values, standards and behaviours

Our shared values reflect the special nature and demands of policing London. They are important to us because they shape and guide the way we work.

·         Professionalism

·         Integrity

·         Courage

·         Compassion

Our standards of behaviour translate these values into practice, underpinned by the code of ethics followed by every police force in England and Wales.

Benefits at The Metropolitan Police

List of all the benefits that The Metropolitan Police are offering their employees. Benefits may vary depending on role, location and length of service.

  • Flexible Working
  • Physiotherapy
  • Counselling
  • MyLifestyle Benefits Portal
  • Interest-Free Season Ticket Loans
  • Free Eye Tests
  • Tax Free Childcare Scheme
  • Generous Pension Scheme
  • Unpaid leave policies
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Rental property Deposit loan (for officers)
  • Up-front childcare loan (for officers)
  • Police Oyster cards (for officers)
  • National Rail Services travel scheme (for officers)
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • 24/7 Crisis Intervention
  • Audiometry
  • Psychiatry Services

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