The Metropolitan police service is to benefit from private sector management
skills through a new initiative with London businesses.
The service is hoping to foster private sector best practice and develop
managers within its ranks through the new Partnership in Policing scheme.
Under the initiative the Met has teamed up with London First, a partnership
of more than 300 businesses, in an attempt to spread private sector knowhow
throughout the force.
Board-level business leaders will mentor senior police officers to build
relationships, share ideas and help them re-evaluate the way they work.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir John Stevens said the scheme would help
police commanders drive change.
"The initiative provides a solid platform for other schemes to be
enhanced and developed," he said.