Members of the Brent community are appealing for more volunteers to help fight against crime during National Neighbourhood Watch Week (June 13-June 21).
Each day officers from Brent's Safer Neighbourhood Teams, Transport Police and Brent Neighbourhood Watch Association have been visiting different parts of the borough to raise awareness about crime and promote better confidence in the police.
MPs Sarah Teather (Liberal Democrat), Dawn Butler (Labour) and Barry Gardiner (Labour) joined Borough Commander Mark Toland to kick off the week on Friday and encouraged passers-by to join the association.
Tony Antonio, 48, of Willesden High Road, Willesden Green, is the senior warden for the association and is urging more people to join.
He said: "If we can get every-body involved we can help bring down the levels of crime. We are here to find out information about what is happening in our streets.
"We offer advice and hope to make people feel safer in the community. But we need people to come forward. If people do not tell us what is going on then we can't work with the police to fight against crime."
Brent Neighbourhood Watch Association will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year and is one of the largest associations in the country, with more than 63,000 members.
There are watches in all wards of the borough, supported by the Metropolitan Police and Brent Council.
Martin Wells, chairman of Brent Neighbourhood Watch Association, said: "Neighbour-hood watch brings the community together.
"We want people to embrace the idea of reducing crime because it is something every-body wants.
"It is also a great way for people to get to know their Safer Nighbourhoods Teams and strengthen relations with the police."
Members of the association will visiting wards today, tomorrow and over the weekend to recruit more volunteers.
For more information about joining call 020 8459 5560 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org