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North Hillingdon Safer Neighbourhoods Policing: FEBRUARY update

From Inspector Rob Bryan…
Inspector Rob Bryan
Inspector Rob Bryan
Dear Readers,
This month I would like to cover some staff changes and also ask for your feedback on a number of questions
Changes to Safer Neighbourhood Policing in Hillingdon
Don’t panic! It is not a major upheaval, just some changes to supervision ratios.
In April, we will be changing from 4 clusters to 3. Right now, I cover the 9 wards north of the A40 and under the changes this remains unchanged. The changes occur elsewhere. South cluster, which currently has 4 wards is being split and 2 wards each are being added to East and West clusters. At local level, this means no visible changes as those team will continue to work out of polar Park. The immediate change is obviously 1 less inspector. In this case, Insp George will move from the deleted South cluster and take on the West cluster which is currently covered by an acting inspector. In simple terms for us up north, no change.
I do however have two sergeants who are moving on to tell you about. Sgt Jonno Shard (Manor and Cavendish wards) is being promoted on 7 March and moving to Hounslow. I have a new PC moving to his team called Tristan Brown. He has passed his sergeants exams and in the short term he will cover that post. My May, I hope to have a substantive sergeant filling that post again. Also, Sgt Chris Kerr (South Ruislip) is transferring to the Borough Tasking Unit on 4 April. The good news is that he will be replaced by Sgt Karl Spour on the same day. Karl is currently the acting inspector on the West cluster and is a very experienced officer.
I am now on StreetLife if you use that online platform at all. I can be found in the Ruislip area called “Hillingdon North Safer Neighbourhood Police”
Feedback please
We are always looking to improve or better understand our communications. One question we often wonder is “Are our comms read?” So I would like to perform a simple test – if you have received this e-mail, and read this far, could you please press Reply and Send so I can collate responses. If you want to offer feedback please do, but otherwise a blank reply will suffice. Thanks
On another note, our Confidence surveys have shown that residents in Hillingdon are more fearful of a terrorist attack than before. I am looking for some feedback as to why that might be the case. If you have any thoughts or opinions on this specific area, please drop me a line – all suggestions are welcome.
All the best,
Inspector Rob Bryan
Hillingdon North Safer Neighbourhoods
Hillingdon Borough
Phone 020 8246 1816 | Mobile 07500097182 | E-mail robert.bryan@met.pnn.police.uk | Twitter @MPSHillingNorth
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North Hillingdon Local Policing: APRIL circular‏

Dear reader,
Thank you for the positive messages received in response to last months circular. Always nice for my officers to get praise, which has been passed on to them.
Changes to Local Policing
We all remember the old Safer Neighbourhoods model of 1-2-3 which meant a local bobby was often seen. That changed when we moved to the Local Policing Model a few years ago, which for a variety of reasons reduced the visibility of local officers on the beat.
I am pleased to say the Local Policing Model has been reviewed and a number of changes made. It is not an increase in resources but rather a more focused way of deploying those resources so they remain visible:
Local officers used to have to cover the Appointment Cars. These are four cars across the Borough, working a day shift and a late shift. The car attended incidents where the caller was happy for an appointment. That meant 8 local officers a day not being visible locally. That has now changed and the Appointment Car is covered by officers on the 24/7 Emergency Response Teams.
Local officers used to have to cover a variety of tasks which took them away from their beat (hospital guards, constant watches in custody, crime scene guards). Again, these tasks now fall to the Emergency Response Teams.
Dedicated Ward Officers are ring-fenced and that comes from the very top of the Organisation. They will remain on their beats.
The shift roster has been reviewed and local officers will now work more hours where they are visible to the majority of the community. 
What does that mean in reality?
For the North, it means you now have the following resources for every two wards:
One sergeant
Four PCs, two of whom are the Dedicated Ward Officers and cannot be abstracted.
Two PCSOs, both of whom are Dedicated Ward Officers and cannot be abstracted.  
The two non-dedicated PCs can be abstracted for aid, but not for those tasks listed above. You should see more cops on the beat.
Additional to these officers is the North High Visibility Team, a dedicated team of one sergeant and five PCs who are tasked to disrupt offenders in our area. They are very proactive – in one week in March they made the following arrests: six people were arrested for possession with intent to supply drugs, one person was arrested for disqualified driving, one person was arrested for stealing a car and one of our well known criminals was arrested and remanded in custody for two counts of theft. 
Bobby’s on the beat are not a thing of the past and I hope you notice the difference.
Inspector Rob Bryan
North Cluster
Hillingdon Borough
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