A message from Sgt Rob Goodwin:
I’m pleased to report that overall crime in Penge has been falling since May 2016, where we had 152 reported crimes, to August 2016 where we had 108.
Traditionally, as the nights draw in, we will unfortunately see a rise in burglaries. So please adhere to the crime prevention advice included in this newsletter and please report anything suspicious to the police, either through the 101 or 999 systems, or if not an emergency contact us on the details provided below.
The tragedy that occurred in Lennard Road on 31st August 2016 is still fresh in everyone’s mind. We all express our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the families involved. The court case is now in full swing. There is a separate Independent Police and Complaints Commission enquiry which is also ongoing. Any results or findings will be passed on and made public at the conclusion.
Resources wise, the Penge Safer Neighbourhood Base is once again fully staffed as per the Mayor for London’s commitment to providing two dedicated ward officers per ward. So Crystal Palace and Penge & Cator wards have two dedicated police officers. Penge & Cator have also recently been confirmed has having two dedicated Police Community Support Officers, which is unique in the borough to help address the areas higher crime rate compared to other wards. The officers and staff in Penge are always kept busy!
Some recent highlights of their work have included making arrests for robbery, theft of pedal cycles & assaults. All victims of MOPAC crimes get bespoke visits and prevention advice from the PCSO’s.
We are approaching a very busy time of year, so the teams will be out on the streets providing reassurance and being proactive about stopping offenders. I’d like to thank you all for your continuing support for your local police. They do a great job but are always helped along by the community.
Lastly, it just falls for me to wish you all an (early!) Happy Christmas and a very successful and prosperous 2017!
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