LONDON Mayor Boris Johnson dropped in on Bexley to meet its army of special constables, as part of National Specials Weekend.
Bexley, with 112 specials has one of the largest teams of volunteer officers in the Met and it is the top performing borough.
In the quarter ending November 2010, they had worked more than 10,000 hours and made more arrests than any other comparable-sized team.
Mr Johnson met some of the special constables, alongside the new borough commander Chief Superintendent Dave Stringer, Metropolitan Special Constabulary chief officer, Lorraine Woolley and MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, David Evennett.
After chatting with the volunteer officers, Mr Johnson took a turn along Bexleyheath Broadway with some of them, and was harangued by the public over matters as diverse as unemployment, bus stops and which football team should have the Olympic stadium.