The Mayor for London has closed police stations and police counters and reduced the numbers of front-line police officers. The Police Budget is one entirely controlled by him but we are very concerned that the priorities he is setting are not ones that will protect the interests of Kingston residents.
- In 2014 we promised to pay for more Police on the streets and in 2015 we introduced 12 new additional officers to the Borough
- In 2016 we invested in Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras to track known villains entering and leaving the Borough via the A3.
- We will invest yet more money into community safety and work with the Safer Kingston Partnership to propose London’s first Burglary Protection Network to keep residents more in control through the use of enhanced Neighbourhood Watch communications networks and burglary prevention interventions, supported by the Councils own communities function
- Cracking down on anti social behaviour with enforcement officers but also ensuring our Licensing Policy provides a town safe for visitors and residents.