A community group has launched a petition over fears that the police commands for three London boroughs will be merged into one.

The campaign, which was launched by members of the #Fixit Harrow Network, tackles the idea that the service in Harrow, Brent and Barnet will be joined together.

It is believed to be part of a cost-cutting programme, after the Metropolitan Police was asked to find £400 million worth of savings by the Government.

Station closures and a reduction in the number of officers out on the streets have already been called into question.

And this suggestion, which would likely see current Barnet borough commander Simon Rose head up the new regime, is the latest to spark fear among residents.

Those behind the petition believe the move would have “far-reaching implications for Harrow”.

“We must preserve the quality, resources, and visibility of our local police force in Harrow, and encourage the Government to ensure that we have the funding required to properly maintain these services,” it said.

“With a rising feeling of vulnerability within our community, we need to know that we are protected by our local police.”

At a meeting last year, outgoing Harrow borough commander Simon Ovens noted that “in an ideal world” things would be different but that the Met had to deal with what was available.

The tri-borough command is yet to be confirmed, with decisions about how to save the money ongoing.

To sign the petition, click here