Local Police Update: May 2012
Borough Commander’s Update
Paul Rickett has assumed the role of Chief Superintendent for Westminster having been the borough
commander for Tower Hamlets for four years. He is excited to be here and is really looking forward to
helping lead this borough through the many challenges the Olympics and beyond will bring.
I have given Paul a mandate to lead on 4 key strands of our business; Operation Trafalgar, Local
Policing Model, Gangs and Performance.
I was very sad to learn that on Saturday morning (28 April), one of our response team Inspectors,
Preston Gurr, had been involved in a road traffic collision on his way home following night duty, and
had died at the scene. He was on his motor bike, which collided with a car near Tooting police station.
Our thoughts are with his wife and two children.
Operation Daffodil is a big community engagement day where all 27 of our SNT teams have
arranged a 2-3 hour event in their areas on Wednesday 16th May. The plan is that this will take
place away from police premises at prominent locations such as transport hubs, shopping centres,
corporate headquarters buildings etc. Westminster safer neighbourhoods officers and others will be
aiming to make contact with hundreds of new residents and people who work in the borough. We're
hoping that we'll be able to establish contact with at least another 1000 people. Please contact your
local SNT for details.
Operation Trafalgar continues to produce some good results. To find out the latest news follow us on
Twitter @ MPSWestminster #OpTrafalgar
Contacting your local Safer Neighbourhoods Team
Mayfair & St James Safer Neighbourhoods Team
Tel: 020 8721 2419
The non-emergency police contact number is 101. You can also contact Crimestoppers
anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always dial 999.
Crime Prevention Tip of the Month
35% of all burglaries are crimes of opportunity, where the burglar lets themselves in through
unlocked doors or windows. Be especially mindful on warmer days to secure your home.