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New policing model for Harrow to be launched next week
A new model for policing the streets of Harrow will be launching next week which is hoped will mean more bobbies on the beat.
Safer Neighbourhoods Teams (SNTs) in the borough are set to change as part of Metropolitan Police plans to put an extra 2,600 neighbourhood officers onto the streets of London.
SNTs, using their knowledge of their area, will be now responsible for investigating neighbourhood crime, tackling those who cause harm in communities and reducing anti-social behaviour.
Also as part of the new model a neighbourhood officer will be able to direct officers to areas around the borough and they will not be restricted by ward boundaries.
The move to the new model has been carried out in two phases, with 16 London boroughs already making the change in June this year.
Harrow, along with the 15 other remaining boroughs, will move to the new policing model on Monday September 16.
Harrow borough commander Chief Superintendent Simon Ovens said: Locally all our preparations are complete and we are looking forward to making these changes and delivering improved services to the people of Harrow.
“Our aim is to make Harrow the safest borough in the capital to live and work in.
“Our new operating model will provide improved opportunities for contact with the police, meeting the expectations of victims and most importantly fighting crime and holding offenders to account.”
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