Dear Villagers we have been asked to pass this message from Inspector Dave George who has recently taken over as the senior police officer in charge of community policing teams for West Drayton, Pinkwell, Heathrow Villages and Yiewsley wards.
Dear Resident and Community member
Hello; My name is Inspector Dave George and I have recently taken over as the senior police officer in charge of community policing teams for West Drayton, Pinkwell, Heathrow Villages and Yiewsley wards. I’d like to introduce myself to you. It is very important to me that I spend as much time as I can with my officers working to drive down crime and improve the quality of life for the local community. Recently we have seen some significant crime reductions in the key crime groups.
As a borough, key crimes such as Burglary & Robbery are down on last years levels.
For example, Burglary is down 30.4%, Robbery is down 44.2%, Theft OF a motor vehicle down 23.5%, Theft from a Motor vehicle 26% down . These are superb reductions of serious crimes in our community but we cannot be complacement and I fully understand that any victim of these crimes is one too many and leaves a victim in its wake.
I therefore intend to email you on a regular basis to inform you all about the work YOUR community officers are carrying out to continue to drive down Crime and Anti Social behaviour in your area. These emails will inform you of some of the great work and results we have in our battles against crime and also seek your assistance for Information and bring you the latest updates on crime trends and crime prevention news.
In the last month community officers from the South Neighbourhood policing team have made arrests of people in your area for a range of serious offences including Fraud and Theft. Last week ,following a serious incident in a local park where a dog became dangerously out of control, local community officers have launched an investigation, have seized the dog in question and have arrested the owner. This investigation is till currently ongoing.
Following another investigation by your local community officers a male was sentenced to four years imprisonment following a trial at Isleworth Crown court for supplying Class a drugs at the detention centres on the A4. This male attempted to take drugs into the centre and following a painstaking investigation the offender was found guilty and is now behind bars.
Our engagement activity takes place daily and in the past few days one of the local officers attended a local primary school and gave a Crime Prevention message to the pupils and carried out security marking of the pupils expensive personal belongings. On Saturday 04th October 2014 between 10am – 12pm PC RADETTE and PCSO WALSH held a Crime Prevention Surgery at Yiewsley Library. The surgery is held on a monthly basis and it gives the residents of Yiewsley a chance to speak to police face to face. Please come and along and meet the officers if you are passing by.
These are just some examples of some of the good work your officers are carrying out to drive down crime in the area. However I would remind everybody to remain vigilant and report any incidents that concern you. In an emergency call 999. If non emergency but you need to report an incident or crime then the number is 101. The four community teams have mobile phones when their on duty and these numbers are listed below for you.
Heathrow Villages Ward – 0208 721 2557
Yiewsley Ward – 0208 721 2713
Pinkwell Ward – 0208 721 2556
West Drayton Ward – 0208 721 2018
Finally, I would encourage all of you to please forward this email onto any local residents, business members of friends living or working in the area. If these contacts that you are aware of wish to receive regular email contacts from the police then I would encourage people to complete the attached form below and return it to me by email and I will ensure they are added to my database of community contacts . I would also encourage those on Twitter to follow us @MPSHillingdon where we circulate regular timely updates on local matters.
I look forward to meeting with as many of you as I can over the coming months and years and encourage you to approach me or my officers when you see them patrolling your area.
Inspector David George
South Sector NPT , Licensing & ASB Lead
Hillingdon Borough Police
C/o 1 Warwick Place, Uxbridge ,Middlesex, UB8 1PG