'Positive Action Initiative' Launched by Local Police

SNT team wants to hear residents' views on crime and policing in the area

A series of events to be held to boost ties with the community


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The Brentford Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) has launched its first ever 'Positive Action Initiative' (PAI) in the local area.

For the next two months, officers seeking to combat a variety of ongoing issues that have been identified as a concern to residents following a recent Ward Panel Survey.

The current priorities of the team are the policing of parks and green spaces in the area, burglaries, anti-social behaviour and drugs.

The SNT will also be increasing its visibility in the area by hosting several events including bike marking sessions, street briefings and 'Coffee with a Copper'.

The local team is led by Sergeant PS Jim Cope and includes PC Daniel Topps, PC Dan Angelina and PCSO Angela Mirzai .

They have been based at Hounslow Police Station since the closure of the one in Brentford and recognise that this can create a distance between them and the community they serve. They say, "We understand the frustrations that many of our residents tell us that they don't know who we are or what we do”.

The hope is that initiatives such as this one will sustain and build upon existing links with the community.

Another survey is being undertaken which the team is asking local people to complete to enable a better understanding of what policing priorities should be.

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August 5, 2022


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