The Metropolitan Police Service (Met) are consulting across London to gather views on the overall strategy of neighbourhood policing. You can find the questionnaire at http://www.keysurvey.co.uk/survey/339166/19e4/
The consultation closes on the 21st January.
This is an opportunity for everyone to put directly to the Met their view on what the neighbourhood policing needs of their particular ward are.
At the moment – every ward (ie Alexandra, Muswell Hill, Woodside, Noel Park, Crouch End, Highgate, Fortis Green, Bounds Green, Stroud Green and Hornsey) have a Safer Neighbourhood Team of usually six uniformed police personal – a combination of police officers and PCSOs (police community support officers).
Below I am pasting what the Met is sending out themselves – but it would be very helpful if you are a constituent and you do respond to the consultation if you could copy my LibDem councillor colleague Martin Newton firstname.lastname@example.org on that response. We need to understand what local people are asking for – so that if off the back of this consultation proposals for changes are made – we can check they are in line with what local people wanted.
Get involved in the future of neighbourhood policing
Safer Neighbourhoods Teams have made a significant difference to safety and confidence across London.
The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) remains committed to delivering effective neighbourhood policing that focuses on the safety of local people and ensures a visible local policing presence in all our communities. We are committed to maintaining named officers in every neighbourhood in London who are responsible for identifying and tackling local crime and anti-social behaviour.
The MPS is currently carrying out a review of Safer Neighbourhoods Teams across London. The purpose of the review is to find better ways of using current neighbourhood policing resources to meet the needs of the local community, and ensure local police teams continue to deliver an effective and relevant service in the right place at the right times. The review will focus on the locations of Safer Neighbourhoods teams, what they do and how they are structured.
The review will be carried out by gathering the thoughts and feedback of local partners, such as the local authority and members of the community. This feedback will help plan any possible future changes. No changes will be made without talking to local partners and community members.
You can be involved in the review by completing an online questionnaire. The questions will gather your thoughts about neighbourhood policing in your area and will play a valuable part in shaping plans for the future of neighbourhood policing in London.
You can find the questionnaire at http://www.keysurvey.co.uk/survey/339166/19e4/