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Dec 15 2011

Borough Commander’s Blog – December 12, 2011

Chief Superintendent Dal Babu’s weekly Blog…

I attended Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe’s service conference to discuss his vision on reducing crime this week. Borough Commanders received a very clear message that reducing crime was an absolute priority and that we need to focus our efforts on reducing the number of victims of crime. We will be seeing an increased focus across London on taking uninsured vehicles off the road and executing warrants on the homes of criminals. The conference was also an opportunity to meet with other Borough Commanders from across London and to share some of the good practice.

We rely on the public to provide us with information on local criminals so if you know of anyone involved in burglaries or handling stolen goods, please contact Crimestoppers anonymously or contact your local Safer Neighbourhoods Team.

“You make the call, we’ll make it stop.”

I attended Harrow Council’s ‘Let’s Talk’ Budget Consultation at Harrow Museum at Headstone Manor. It is clear that the public sector is working with our communities to look at how we make better use of the combined public sector budget.

We’ll be working together with Harrow Council, the local voluntary sector and our communities to make sure we are making best use of every single pound. I will be meeting with Neighbourhood Champions and will be encouraging them to spread our crime prevention messages across our communities, with a particular emphasis on tackling burglary.

Harrow’s police cadets have been in Harrow town centre this week spreading this important message to Christmas shoppers.

Harrow’s new Deputy Borough Commander, Detective Supt Neil Wilson will be working night duty this weekend covering north west London.

A publicity campaign to encourage the public to report domestic violence started this week with the clear message “You make the call, we’ll make it stop”.

Reinforcing this message was a coordinated day of action under Operation Athena on Wednesday, which acted on evidence received from victims and third parties to execute warrants across London, proactively targeting dangerous and prolific offenders to bring those suspected of committing domestic violence and a range of hate crimes to justice.

In Harrow, officers led by Detective Inspector James McEvoy raided addresses of people who were wanted for hate crime offences. In total, 143 arrests were made across London, ranging from violence and common assault to breach of court orders.

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