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Organisations join police pledge to make Harrow the safest borough in London
The Fire Brigade, Harrow Borough Council and voluntary organisations have joined a police pledge to make Harrow the safest borough in London.
In June Chief Superintendent Simon Ovens launched a new campaign to make Harrow the safest borough over the next three years by reducing the number of crimes reported to police by 3,000.
At a meeting today, the borough commander joined of Harrow Borough Council and Fire Brigade and other groups to establish partnerships for the campaign.
Chief Supt Ovens said: “With the help from our partners we can make Harrow the safest borough in London. It is about all of us working together to reach that goal in three years."
Police in Harrow will be focusing on seven neighbourhood crimes set out by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).
These include violence with injury, robbery, burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, theft from a motor vehicle, theft from a person and criminal damage, which have all seen a reduction in the past year.
He added: “I am thrilled with the reduction in crime and what we have achieved so far, but there is a lot more work to do.
“All of the people here today want to help make the borough as safe as possible.
“Anyone who is planning to commit crime in Harrow should be warned that they will be caught and they will be brought to justice.”
Fire Brigade borough commander Richard Claydon said: “This is a great opportunity for all of us to make a difference to Harrow by working together.
“We will be able to help those who are vulnerable and bring in different partners if we see something that may need attention.”
Council leader Cllr Susan Hall said: “I am really excited about this partnership with police and it will go a long way towards making Harrow a safer place.
“We have a fabulous police force in London and as a council we will do what we can to support this campaign.”
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