A message from the Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Commander Gideon Springer
Hammersmith and Fulham are pleased to confirm that as of 5th June 2017, all wards within the Borough will have had an uplift of its Neighbourhood Policing teams with a second Dedicated Ward Officer (DWO). All 16 teams within the Borough will now consist of two constables and a PCSO supported by Sergeants. This is in line with the Mayor of London’s Policing Strategy. All Dedicated Ward Officers have been drawn from existing non-dedicated neighbourhood roles, and will be ‘ring-fenced’ from being called away to other duties. They will be visible to our communities with local patrolling being key. Also linking in with our ward officers within Neighbourhood Policing are our enhanced dedicated Schools team and the Local Authority funded officers for Shepherds Bush Green, Hammersmith Broadway and Fulham Broadway.
The Dedicated Ward Officers, both known to the community and by the community, means stronger relations between Londoners and their police officers, where local communities are served by dedicated officers they know and trust, and who understand the area and challenge of Local Policing. The aim for these officers is to improve trust and confidence in the Police and to keep communities safe whilst both detecting and preventing crime.
Borough Commander Chief Superintendent Gideon Springer said “Dedicated Ward Officers working within our communities are key to driving confidence within Hammersmith and Fulham, these officers build relationships with the public and businesses within the Borough and the partners that work with them. I have every confidence that these officers will enhance the excellent work taking place to deal with local priorities and issues that effect our communities”.