Dedicated Ward Officer hubs in London

MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Question By: 
Siân Berry
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


MOPAC's draft Public Access and Engagement Strategy released in July 2017 did not specify which police stations are now going to be Dedicated Ward Officer hubs. Now that the strategy has been finalised, could you provide a list of all planned Dedicated Ward Officer hubs in each borough?


Answer for Dedicated Ward Officer hubs in London

Answer for Dedicated Ward Officer hubs in London

Answered By: 
The Mayor


As the Strategy makes clear, where possible, Dedicated Ward Officer (DWO) hubs will be in existing police buildings or current Safer Neighbourhood Bases (SNB) which we are retaining due to long leases or low running costs – these are set out in the Strategy. It is likely that all retained police stations with public access will have DWOs based in them, although this may vary across London.


The MPS is now working across London to identify other locations for DWO hubs with partners. No SNB will close until the appropriate DWO hub has opened, except for where costs are very high and suitable alternative provision can be made.