New Public Access Plan Operating In Chiswick
Local Policing Model has now come into effect
Changes to the way policing is taking place have started. The police have issued the following information for local residents.
From Monday 2nd September, the way that you can contact your local police is changing. Following the public consultation by the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime that took place earlier this year, Hounslow Police are now ready to launch their new public access plan. This plan is part of the Local Policing Model , the Met's commitment to get more police officers onto the streets of Hounslow, working later into the evening, to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.
You will have seen press reports talking about the £500 million that the Met has to save over the next few years. This is not about fewer officers - Hounslow have bolstered their neighbourhood teams by over 50 staff in the last year. Closing down and selling some of the Met's buildings has allowed these savings to be made whilst increasing the number of cops on the streets.
How do I contact police?
Are some police stations being sold?
Where can I go to speak to the Met?
Chief Superintendent Carl Bussey, Borough Commander for Hounslow says; "my officers are committed to being accessible to local people. Accessibility isn't about being stuck behind a desk - it is about
being on patrol in the local community, speaking to people in the street. We have had to make some changes to the opening hours of our front counters in order to get more cops on to the beat. I am delighted that two of our new public access points are at community venues - Cornish House and Heston Library and I am confident that our spread of police stations and contact points will allow the people of Hounslow to speak to us when they need to ."
Hounslow Neighbourhood Policing Teams hold regular street briefings around the borough each week, to speak to local people about their concerns and offer crime prevention advice. Details can be found via:
October 11, 2013