The Metropolitan Police have launched a new advertising campaign to highlight the work of the capital’s 630 Safer Neighbourhood Teams.
The campaign includes a radio advert and posters on the Tube and bus network and encourages the public to get in touch with their local team.
It also promotes the MPS’ new non-emergency contact number, 101.
Met Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe said the service was “committed to serving London’s communities through our Safer Neighbourhoods policing programme.”
“These officers who walk the beat and meet the public are part of local communities. As with any good neighbours they are the sort of people you want in your area. I’m encouraging my officers to talk to the public. My message to Londoners is to do the same.”
The Met is also reinforcing the message that anyone wishing to speak to the police can do so by approaching officers in the street as well as by visiting a police station or www.met.police.uk
In addition, members of the public can ask officers to visit them.
In a statement Scotland Yard statement says: “We can come to you at a time and place to suit you – last year we made 80,000 appointments. You can also get in touch with your local Safer Neighbourhoods team to discuss policing or crime concerns in your area.”
For more information on your Safer Neighbourhood team, visit the MPS website at www.met.police.uk/saferneighbourhoods