The Met claimed the sales would create more resources for effective and accessible policing, and release money to invest in updating remaining buildings and improving IT services.
Scotland Yard took in £41 million during the last financial year from selling off police stations and residential blocks, taking the total for the last six years above the £1 billion mark, data obtained by the Press Association reveals.
Last year, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan closed 38 police station front counters to save £8 million per year, and warned Scotland Yard was running out of options regarding resources.
“Closing police stations is the stark reality of crippling government cuts to the police budget which has contributed to officer numbers dropping below 30,000 in London for the first time in 15 years,” a spokeswoman for the Mayor of London said.
There were 21,331 fewer police officers in England and Wales as of March this year compared with the same point in 2010, according to the Home Office.
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