Campaign Against Antisemitism has submitted its recommendations to the Mayor of London’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC), which is preparing a new policing plan for the capital. The recommendations were submitted at the beginning of the month.
We have set out in detail the challenge presented by antisemitic hate crime in London, and proposed a robust plan for dealing with it, including:
- Adopting the International Definition of Antisemitism and training officers in how to apply it;
- Producing a quick reference guide on antisemitism for all frontline officers;
- Reviving a shelved plan to set up a city-wide hate crime reporting hotline;
- Publishing even more granular statistics on hate crime, and allowing victims to report their ethnicity as “Jewish”;
- Adopting a formal process by which organisations involved in fighting hate crime can point out a flawed investigation for review by a senior officer;
- Adopting a policy of zero tolerance policing for those flying terrorist flags; and
- Working with Campaign Against Antisemitism, the Home Office and others to develop a state-of-the-art monitoring system for online antisemitism.
Our full submission can be viewed online.