Safer Neighbourhood Teams
The Safer Neighbourhood Team provides policing at a local level with local people working in partnership with the police and their partners to identify and tackle issues of concern in their neighbourhood.
Safer Neighbourhoods teams usually consist of one sergeant, two constables and three police community support officers (PCSOs).
They are trained to communicate with a wide range of people, communities and partners, to tackle and solve community problems. Experience suggests these are most likely to be quality-of-life issues, such as anti-social behaviour, criminal damage, abandoned cars and graffiti.
Safer Neighbourhoods teams are dedicated to the needs of each specific neighbourhood, with the policing priorities for that area decided in partnership with local stakeholders - the public, crime and disorder reduction partnerships (CDRPs), local authorities and other local organisations.
If you require Police assistance:
- If a crime is currently taking place and you are in immediate danger, dial 999.
- If you wish to contact the Metropolitan Police Service and it is not an emergency please call 101.
- Deaf and deafened people using a Textphone(minicom) should dial 18000 in an emergency.
- Otherwise visit the reporting crime pages for further information on how to report various types of non-urgent crime.
The page was last updated on 14 May 2015