Westminster Labour Councillors have welcomed the news that every council ward in London will get a second dedicated police officer patrolling their streets under plans announced by Mayor Sadiq Khan. It means each of Westminster’s 20 local wards will have two devoted officers and a police community support officer by the end of next year.
Queen’s Park Councillor Patricia McAllister, Deputy Leader of Opposition, said:
“Local communities will welcome the news about an increased police presence in the streets. Having a visible Police presence is not only reassuring for the general public but will hopefully reduce crime.”
Mayor Sadiq Khan said:
“Our local officers should be known both to the community and by the community. Their local knowledge helps to prevent and detect crime, and they are the local eyes and ears of our security services. They are essential to improving trust and confidence in our police and keeping our communities safe.”