Met chief prioritises giving officers Tasers and fighting cybercrime

Cressida Dick enters second week in role with sights set on reducing violent crime in London amid police service budget cuts

The Metropolitan police of the future could have fewer officers on the beat but would be better equipped to fight cybercrime and more officers would carry Tasers, its new commissioner has said.

Entering her second week as Britain’s most senior police officer, Cressida Dick said her highest priority as the head of London’s police service would be reducing violent crime in the capital, particularly knife and gun crime.

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