West End Officer Uplift Launch
The West End has recently received a huge uplift in Police Officer numbers and a launch event welcoming the new team was held on Monday at the Hippodrome Casino. Along with key partners from across the area, Safer West End was invited to present to the new officers on our work and how they can support the business community in the West End.
Manager Adam Ratcliffe presented to 190 new PCs and discussed issues around shoplifting, violence towards staff, vulnerability and Women’s safety, pickpockets and night-time economy issues, highlighting the different ways that businesses are impacted by crime and how we can collaboratively work to reduce these issues. The new officers were given a detailed picture of what happens in the area, and how tackling business crime using our radio network and secure reporting platforms, the partnership between Safer West End members and the Met Police can go from strength to strength.