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Harrow borough commander Simon Ovens, and (right) the Prime Minister

On the beat: Meeting David Cameron and some advice on beating the burglars as the nights draw in

In his latest police column, Harrow borough commander Simon Ovens rubs shoulders with David Cameron.

Harrow repeat offender Frazer Stent dies aged 28 in Rochester Prison after alleged assault

The man was serving a four-year sentence for a Harrow burglary, and his death is now being investigated.

On the beat: Harrow police chief Simon Ovens on a busy week

Each week Mr Ovens talks us through a week in policing Harrow

Harrow police out in force in Wealdstone this morning

Borough commander Simon Ovens will be answering your questions on Twitter later today.

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Police chief Simon Ovens: How I made Harrow the safest place to live in London

Police chief Simon Ovens has revealed how he made Harrow the safest place to live in London - other boroughs should take note.

Harrow Council's volunteer champions scheme relaunched by Labour

Hundreds attended the conference on Wednesday at the Kadwa Patidar Centre, to hear about the expansion of the scheme.

Harrow becomes the safest borough in London

A proud borough commander paid tribute last night to his team and the volunteers in Harrow.

On the Beat: Risk of crime increases when clocks go back

Harrow Borough Commander, Chief Superintendent Simon Ovens offers tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of crime when the clocks change.        

On the Beat: Out and about in Harrow

Simon Ovens talks us through a week in policing Harrow.

Making a Difference: Readers thank the Harrow Observer as a part of Local Newspaper Week

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We spoke to some of our readers about how in the last year, we have worked with them to highlight their concerns and make a difference

Top cops who make London proud honoured at ceremony

The special commendation ceremony paid tribute to the police officers who work so hard to keep us safe

Police officers raise cash for girls brigade

The Stanmore Girls Bridage accepted the cheque on Friday

A garage break-in: picture posed by a model exclusive

Burglars using secret chalk markings as codes across Stanmore

Crooks are sketching signs to indicate if homes are worth breaking into, with police calling on the public to keep an eye out.

Harrow loses 27 per cent of its police officers in three years

Boris Johnson's office reassures Observer over staffing, but Harrow West MP says situation is 'worrying'.

Booze cruise over for crooks as officers seize thousands of litres of counterfeit alcohol

Joint operation from council, police and HMRC officers saves tax payer more than £8,000

White Ribbon Day 2013: Young actors tackle issue of sexual exploitation

An awareness-raising performance took centre stage at Harrow's annual event in recognition of White Ribbon Day.

Mother of knife crime stab victim launches Colin Igwe Trust

Jo Rawlings's 18-year-old son was killed in 2003 outside a South London fast food restaurant

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Oldest Harrow police station has open day

Harrow borough's Chief Superintendent Simon Ovens provides an update on what has been going on in the past week

Harrow Council's new Conservative leader sets out vision

CLEANER streets, a safer borough and a fairer society are the aims of the new Tory administration at the helm of Harrow Council.

Honours for arrest of 'extremely dangerous' hammer attacker

THREE detectives were awarded for their persistence and success in catching an ‘extremely dangerous’ man who attacked an innocent young boy with a hammer.

Your letters this week (July 11)

Hall’s shoddy deal with ‘ragbag’group

Cadets win big after showing off drill skills

VOLUNTEER cadets had their drill skills put to the test at the Mayor of Harrow’s annual competition, but came out with a trophy at the end.

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Police pledge to make Harrow the safest borough in London

A ‘CALL to arms’ has been issued for everyone to pull together to tackle criminal behaviour and make Harrow the safest borough in London.

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Fair is becoming an ‘unfair’ distraction

QUESTIONS about the future of Pinner Fair have been raised by traders who suffered a loss of business by closing during the event.

Community leaders condemn Woolwich killing

COMMUNITY leaders from Harrow and Brent have condemned the Woolwich killing in which a soldier was slain.

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Harrow's new top cop outlines objectives in keeping borough safe

HAVING six robberies over the weekend is six too many, Chief Superintendant Simon Ovens told the Observer.

On the beat: Beware of pickpockets blighting town centre

I FEEL a great sense of privilege and pride to be borough commander of Harrow following Dal Babu’s retirement from the Met Police last week.

On the beat: A sad goodbye

THIS is my last week at Harrow Borough and I must admit that as I write this blog I have mixed feelings – on the one hand I think I will be leaving the best job in the world, while on the other hand I am looking forward to being able to spend more time with my two beautiful daughters, Shanti and Suraiya.

Not enoughs ethnic minority cops, says retiring Harrow police chief

HARROW’S retiring borough commander has criticised the Met Police for not employing enough black and Asian officers.

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