Southfield To Have Police Team Increased
The news follows a local petition calling for more officers
The Southfield area is to have its police team increased, according to local Liberal Democrat councillor Gary Malcolm. The news follows a recent petition in the area which collected 650 signatures calling for the local police team to be brought up to full strength to cope with an increase in crime.
Cllr Malcolm said the recent Southfield ward police panel AGM revealed that the local police team would be boosted .
The AGM heard that the local team would have 5.75 police officers instead of the current four, which Cllr. Malcolm welcomed as "good news". The petition had wanted the team to operate at full strength at six officers.
“We have two PCs, 3 PCSOs and our sergeant will share some of his time assisting the police team in South Acton.”
Cllr Malcolm said it appeared that a number of changes would happen that should enable the police to deal more quickly with serious crime as well as the less urgent crimes.
"We will see how this plays out next year, but it appears in Southfield we will get extra police.”
"My aim over the next year, with the help of the rest of the panel, is to set up a Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) on Steele Road, which is one of the few roads in the ward without a NHW.
"Living in Steele Road for four years I want to see more people aware of the local police meetings and how they can help people to reduce the chance of them being a victim of crime", he added.
October 2, 2012