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Ealing to get new police transport hub team

The Mayor announced today that Ealing Broadway would be the focus for one of 30 new police transport hub teams. Ealing will get an additional team of sergeant, PC and seven PCSOs to patrol the bus network. Shortly after the Mayor was elected the police trialled three of these new teams in West Croydon, Wood Green, and Canning Town. They have been so successful that they have now been increased to 30 teams with one team coming to Ealing.

Whatever you think of PCSOs this has to be good news for Ealing.

See BBC coverage here, Standard here and self-confessed old lefty Dave Hill here in the Guardian online.

The Ealing Times coverage is a bit wonky:

A BUS stop is due to get a dedicated police team as part of efforts to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour on public transport. A sergeant, a constable and seven PCSOs will patrol the Ealing Broadway stop, Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced today. It is one of thirty bus stops due to see an increased police presence.

I don’t think you need 9 police officers to patrol one bus stop, even 24 hours a day!

4 replies on “Ealing to get new police transport hub team”

This all probably all well and good, but when are we going to get Police teams based in each Ealing Ward as promised by the Met in April 2004?

Eric,

Are you sure of your facts? Which ward? How short?

I know that there are holes in these teams as people come and go but my perception is that our team in Northfield has been up to strength for a couple of years now.

If there is a problem in a ward get your councillors to bug the Borough Commander or Kit Malthouse.

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