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Continuing our work in Wealdstone
We continue to focus our attention on the Wealdstone area where two teenagers were arrested this week for breaching their ASBOs. They were remanded in custody and will be sentenced in due course. I want to reassure the law-abiding members of Wealdstone's community who have shared their concerns with us, that we will continue to do doing everything in our power to tackle criminality and anti-social behaviour.
Following on from the second, extremely productive, Mothers Against Gangs meeting, Chief Inspector Russell Hughes and PC Mahesh Nandha had a meeting with Katy Dawe from Art Against Knives, a youth-led charity which works to tackle the root causes of knife crime through arts initiatives. Discussions took place around youth engagement and how best to continue with the clean-up work started by the police cadets on the disused public house, Sam Maguire's in Wealdstone which has recently become a magnet for local youths. I am told that this was a positive and inspiring meeting and I will keep you updated on how we progress this.
I attended the Commissioner's conference along with the other members of the senior leadership from across the Metropolitan Police Service. There will be changes across the police service but I was reassured that Safer Neighbourhood Policing will be strengthened locally with a greater focus on enforcement. I believe this will be excellent news for all of our 21 wards and I will be briefing the Safer Neighbourhood Ward Panel Chairs over the next few months.
This week's officer of the week is Acting Detective Inspector, Brett Key from the Borough Intelligence Unit . Brett is one of those officers who is extremely modest but has a huge level of knowledge about deploying the wide level of sophisticated covert police resources. I rely very heavily on Brett to advise me on the complex legislation around deploying undercover officers.
I would like to welcome PCSO Matthew Efford who has recently joined Edgware Safer Neighbourhoods Team. Prior to joining the police service, Matthew worked as a locksmith in the family firm started by his father in Victoria some thirty years ago. Matthew will use his extensive home security knowledge to good effect on Edgware ward to reduce burglary.
I was enormously proud of Harrow officers and staff who worked on the Olympics, they have worked tirelessly and made a huge contribution to the enormous success of the games. I attended the wrestling gold medal match and was disappointed to see Kumar lose a close match, however he seemed to be very proud of his silver medal. The officers are continuing to work long hours as we head into the Paralympics.
We are pleased to be supporting St Luke's Hospice who are organising a celebrity cricket match on Sunday 23 September to celebrate the end of the cricket season and to kick-start the beginning of London Week of Peace. Former England international Angus Fraser and Bollywood actor Asad Shan will be taking part in the Cricket 4 Care event. This will be a great opportunity for people from our diverse community to get together and to raise money for a local charity who support people from all backgrounds. For further information about Cricket 4 Care email email@example.com or call 020 8382 8096.
In this section
- Fewer reports of burglary. Inconsiderate driver fined for parking illegally outside school. Cadets in recruitment drive.
- The importance of community policing - and how two PCSOs found a suspected brothel
- Delivering babies, helping police the Olympics... and giving fines to motorists
- Tackling burglary remains a priority for us.
- Police officer numbers in Harrow set to increase from the current strength of 324 to 385
- Harrow's Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) celebrates it's first anniversary.
- PCSOs assist in arrest of driver for dangerous driving
- Op Cubo - cars seized and arrests made.
- Be aware and keep your possessions safe
- Policing is not a job that you can do half-heartedly