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Increase police numbers in Southwark

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We’re calling on the Mayor of London to increase police numbers on the streets of Southwark. Here’s why.

The situation:

  • In 2010, Southwark had 957 police officers and 112 PSCOs.
  • Two years ago, the Mayor made an election promise to not reduce the number of police officers in Southwark
  • Since 2010, police numbers have dropped by 20%
  • This means a loss of 194 officers.
  • In addition, the number of PCSOs has been significantly reduced.
  • New changes introduced by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) mean officers have moved from ward level support to larger clusters with fewer opportunities to engage with local residents


Despite the reduction in police numbers, the council has pressed on with innovative community safety initiatives, including partnering with women's charity Solace to provide support to victims of domestic abuse and victim centered schemes run in partnership with Victim Support.


Why does this matter?

Southwark has made great strides in crime and disorder and only last year recorded a 25 per cent reduction in violent crime and 28 per cent reduction in gun crime since 2010. It’s really important to maintain this progress with a strengthened local police force that continues its successful relationship with the council.


How can I support this campaign?

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