Safer Neighbourhoods in Putney
LISTEN and act on what the public tell you
The seven wards regularly convene at their Putney police office to share information on the latest issues on their wards, like car crime or under-age drinking that affect the day to day lives of local residents.
All the Putney Safer Neighbourhood Team officers agree that communication with the people they serve is essential for the relationship to work. If you do not feel comfortable with police visiting your home, there are other ways to contact the safer neighbourhood wards: Phone, e-mail or arrange to meet a police officer or PCSO in a place you feel comfortable to talk.
Recent achievements include an operation against burglary and antisocial behaviour at Queen Mary Hospital, resulted in three arrests for burglary, reassurance to security staff and a reduction in incidents at the hospital.
As summer draws closer, the teams have already taken steps to minimise the annoyance made by Anti-Social Behaviour. By working with a local church group they have organised a series of activities to keep youths entertained and off the streets. The officers will also use their powers to seize alcohol from underage drinkers and will be checking up on off-licences they suspect of selling alcohol to youths.
A partnership with the Parks Police will make sure that King George’s park is there to be enjoyed by all.
Sergeant Brennan, said: “We are here for the public and by working together we can identify and tackle the problems and maintain Putney’s reputation as a safe and enjoyable place to live, work and socialise in.”