May 10 2012

Harrow Police’s Weekly Blog – May 7, 2012

Harrow Police’s weekly blog, written this week by Chief Superintendent Dal Babu…

Harrow Police has introduced three daily ‘Grip and Pace’ meetings which take place at 10 am, 2.30 pm and 8 pm. These meetings are in addition to the regular briefings for officers and staff and are designed to ensure that we respond quickly to emerging challenges on the borough. This will enable senior managers to direct the resources of CID, Neighbourhood Policing Teams and Emergency Response Teams to the areas where they are most needed.

I met recently with Metropolitan Police Special Constable Supervisors who play a pivotal role in helping to reduce crime on the borough. These officers make huge sacrifices, working long and unsocial hours helping their regular colleagues to arrest some of Harrow’s most prolific criminals. We have over 150 Special Constables in Harrow who work in plain clothes and alongside uniformed colleagues.

“how we can best support victims of crime”

I was pleased to meet with Special Constables Rob Harrid and Sam Workman and personally thanked them for all their hard work.

I attended a meeting at New Scotland Yard with members of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to look at how we can best support victims of crime as they give evidence, often for the first time, in court. The police and CPS have a very strong relationship which I am keen to build on.

I was invited to attend the Muslim Women’s Sport Foundation Awards at Wembley Stadium this week. This was a great event and I felt honoured to be sitting in the Bobby Moore Suite in the same week that the new England manager, Roy Hodgson was appointed. The Muslim Women’s Sport Foundation, which is based in Harrow, works across the country supporting some very talented young women.

I met with the new London Fire Brigade Borough Commander of Harrow, Andy Cane. I am keen to maintain our excellent relationship with the London Fire Brigade and I extend a warm welcome to Andy.

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