I hope every body is well.
Altogether in January the team had a very productive and busy month. The team made 15 arrests which was the second highest performing team in the Central Cluster.
This week all officers from the team had a meeting at Chingford Town Hall called ‘Met Conversation’. This is a conference where officers speak with senior members of staff to discuss issues and problems which we face day to day. We also had a talk from a member of our Muslim community who runs a youth club in the south of the borough, he spoke to officers about the interaction the youth club has with young members of the community and the different activities in which they do. Officers also has a talk from the Digital Projects team who announced that with in the next two years every police officer on the street will have an iPad which will be used to take crime reports, statements and gather intelligences whilst on the streets at the touch of a button.
Officers got a great result this week after finally finding and arresting a male who has been Wanted for a burglary which happened in the South of the borough in November.
Whilst on the subject of burglary this year there has not been one burglary on Boundary Road, E17. There has been two on surrounding roads but compared to the same time frame of this time next year when we had six burglaries within the same surrounding roads.
The team has been on Operation Equinox again this week. Operation Equinox is an initiative which is being run met wide with the aim of reducing Violent Crime across London. Each night until April a van, capable of responding to emergency calls is crewed with 8 police officers and 1 sergeant. These officers respond to any calls whereby a threat of violence has been made. The initiative was due to run from October to December 2014 but due to the positive results and the reduction of violent offences across the borough it has been extended to run until April 2015. The team made three arrests on one night during this operation.
Every couple of months Markhouse Ward holds a Ward Panel Meeting represented by local businesses, housing providers, councilors and residents. During which local issues, crime statistics and Markhouse ward concerns are discussed. As a result, three ‘Ward Promises” are set for the Markhouse Team to target over the following 2 months during their patrols.
These 3 ward promises selected on 17th December are;
• To patrol Thomas Gamuel Park every shift to increase youth engagement and target personal safely.
• To patrol Queens Road, E17 every shift to reduce ASB and Drug taking in the area.
• To give burglary prevention advice to residents of Boundary Road, E17 and the surrounding roads to improve home security with the aim of reducing burglaries in the area.
On 3rd March 2015 we are holding the next ward panel meeting.
This meeting will be open to the public for the first hour and after that it will be closed for only ward panel members.
This is a great opportunity for member of the public to come and meet the team and discuss and local issues they may have. Please spread the word!
Tuesday 3rd March, 1930hours at the Adult Learning Centre, Queens Road, E17.
The shifts of the local neighbourhood team are below. These are in addition to other police patrols.
Sunday 15th February- Rest day
Monday 16th February- Rest day
Tuesday 17th February- 7am- 4pm
Wednesday 18th February- 7am- 3pm
Thursday 19th February- 7am- 3pm
Friday 20th February- 7am- 3pm
Saturday 21st February- Rest day
Sunday 22nd February- Rest day
Monday 23rd February- 12noon- 10pm
Tuesday 24th February- 12noon- 10pm
Wednesday 25th February- 12noon- 10pm
Thursday 26th February- 12noon- 10pm
If you have any concerns or information, please do not hesitate to contact us, as the information we receive, helps us to build intelligence and cases against the persons causing the problems.
If you require to speak to us, please contact us on the following details;
Phone 0208 721 2649 (If we are unavailable and your matter is not an emergency, please leave a message and we will get back to you ASAP)
Phone 101 – In a non-emergency
Phone 999 – In an emergency
Email – Markhouse.NPT@met.pnn.police.uk
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Have a good week,
Neighbourhood Team| Markhouse Ward