Police

 

Chaired by Philip Green

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The Northwood Ward panel meets quarterly with the local Police to discuss short, medium and long term strategy and discuss matters relating to local policing. This committee is itself a wider grouping with members drawn from organisations in Northwood. The committee is a two way channel between the police and the community where both parties can raise matters of local concern.

The committee is always on the lookout for new members as we genuinely want to be responsive to public interest.

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The police priorities for Northwood are agreed at the Northwood Police Ward Panel meetings. The priorites for January to March 2017 are:

  •  Continue traffic operations – especially speeding and mobile phone use whilst driving
  •  Increased patrols around the town centre. Increase visibility
  •  Increased youth engagement.  


With summer holidays fast approaching, individuals are often more exposed to travel booking frauds when looking for last minute package deals / cheap flights.

Northwood Safer Neighbourhoods Team is now in possession of the highly useful Body Worn Cameras. When on duty and dealing with matters these cameras can record pictures and audio that can be used in prosecution and as evidence in court. Usage has also shown to be a deterrent against spurious complaints against the police that are not substantive and merely false. The number of complaints against Police has fallen substantially when BWC’s are involved. 

Fraudsters are impersonating telephone service providers and contacting their clients offering a phone upgrade on a low monthly payment contract.

Northwood and Northwood Hills Safer Neighbourhoods Teams have a new sergeant. PS Ben Phipps took over from PS Alison Fanton on 2nd January 2017.  We send Alison our best wishes for her new role in central London and look forward to getting to know Ben.

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A message from Sgt Fanton. "I wanted to give you a warning about a scam that unfortunately has claimed one victim in Northwood Hills this week.