Extra police in Coulsdon West
28/09/2016 14:41:00......Posted by Mario Creatura
The Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, has agreed to introduce a second Dedicated Ward Officer (DWO) in every London ward by the end of 2017.
This is an increase of over 500 officers who are dedicated to wards across London and ring-fenced, with a sole focus on responding to the issues that matter to that local community. These officers will come from existing officer strength on the Borough.
The first 260 officers will be moved into the role by the end of this year with the remainder in place by the end of 2017. Croydon currently have 6 Wards with 2 DWOs in post but we will increase DWO numbers by phasing in an extra 10 officers on Croydon borough.
Which wards are getting more officers
The wards that are being enhanced in the first phase (by the end of 2016) are:
- Bensham Manor
- Upper Norwood
- Coulsdon West
Dedicated Ward Officers are key to driving the confidence of Londoners. As ring-fenced resources, they will be more visible to our communities; patrolling locally and building relationships with the public, partners and businesses. They are a valuable resource to the communities they serve and assist in bringing together agencies to effectively work together to solve local issues. The police are confident that this change will improve out policing in communities.