SNTs in Brent and Harrow

MQT on 2013-11-20
Session date: 
November 20, 2013
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Under your new policing model there are meant to be two dedicated officers in each ward. However, both in Brent and Harrow most of the time this is not the case. I have received complaints from my Harrow constituents that a lot of times dedicated officers are taken off the ward. For example the PC is extracted for the reporting of car crime and the PCOS to work on ASB desk. People are led to believe that they are supposed to be ring-fenced when actually at times the dedicated PC and PCSO are taken away the ward short of officers on the ward. This situation is far from satisfactory. Can you confirm that there ARE two dedicated officer per ward with sole duty to server their respective ward?


Answer for SNTs in Brent and Harrow

Answer for SNTs in Brent and Harrow

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Each ward in London has a named dedicated police officer and PCSO. In Brent these dedicated resources have not been abstracted from their wards. In Harrow, these officers have been abstracted on rare occasions in order to ensure an effective, local response to victims of crime and Anti-Social Behaviour. These abstractions should been seen in the context of the larger pool of officers which is now available for neighbourhood policing as a result of the local policing model which means an extra 46 officers in Harrow and 98 in Brent.


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