Neighbourhood Update from the City of London Police

Author: City of London Police


Neighbourhood Policing in the City is unique, with our communities extending to residents, tourists, those who travel through, attend venues, and visit sights within the Square Mile, and of course, our ever-growing business community which you are part of. As the Neighbourhood Inspector, I am responsible for directing local policing resources, working with partners to undertake collaborative problem solving, and ensuring activity which engages and reassures communities, prevents/reduces crime and anti-social behaviour, and improves public confidence – BIDs and their members are essential to, and highly influential in supporting these objectives.  

As members of Aldgate Connect, I want you to be aware of a recent uplift and restructure to the team – Your Dedicated Ward Officers (DWOs) will be uplifted to 3; these officers will continue to lead on addressing crime and disorder in the Cluster, and will be supported by the Partnership and Prevention Hub, who will lead on long term problem solving under thematic areas including: alcohol and drugs, vulnerable people, schools and youth engagement, and hate crime.

It remains a priority to address crime and other issues impacting upon City businesses, and to continue developing the good relationship we have with Aldgate Connect. We are keen to understand better the issues you face on a day-to-day basis, and work together to make the City a safer place. I encourage you to attend your local Cluster Panel Meetings, and get in touch with us directly at for DWOs, and for problem solving in the Cluster.

Thank you for your continued support.

Insp. Joe Easterbrook

Neighbourhood Policing Inspector

City of London Police