Crime prevention or design out crime officers

MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many crime prevention and/ or design out crime officers are there in Camden and Barnet; and how does the public best access their advice?


Answer for Crime prevention or design out crime officers

Answer for Crime prevention or design out crime officers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Met has 32 Design Out Crime Officers managed by 3 sergeants. These are 'hubbed' in 4 locations across London - North East, South East, South West and North West. They are a central resource and are not allocated to individual boroughs. Camden and Barnet are both covered by the North West Design Out Crime Officers based at Ruislip police station. They can be contacted on 0208 7333465 or by email [email protected] for specialist advice.

In addition, all of London's 629 wards have two Dedicated Ward Officers [DWOs] & 1 PCSO. They have had up to date training in crime prevention and should be the first point of contact for routine crime prevention enquiries from the public. You can locate your DWO using the 'find your area' search facility on the MPS website The public can also access crime prevention advice via