A CRACKDOWN on antisocial behaviour is planned by Brent police as Halloween and bonfire night draw closer.
Police announced today that they have already formulated strategies to ensure the safety of the borough's residents, but made it clear they were "not demonising young people".
All 32 London boroughs have their own local plans, and police are looking to residents to help them by following advice to make themselves safer.
MET Police commander Christine Jones said: "We are here for London and to help make sure that everyone can enjoy the festivities and stay safe.
"I would like to stress that our operations are not aimed at demonising young people, the large majority of whom behave safely and responsibly. However those intent on committing crime and anti social behaviour will face the consequences."
Officers have been spending time at schools in the lead up to half term, offering safety tips to young people. They will also be carrying out after school patrols at some key locations including busy transport hubs to disrupt potential involvement in robbery, violence and other offences.
Screening arches will also be used to deter the carrying of weapons and police will also carry out 'test sale' operations with Trading Standards to regulate the sale of fireworks, alcohol and over the counter weapons.
Residents are also being asked to ensure their homes are secure, particularly if they are going out.
Commander Jones offered some advice to Brent residents, saying: "During this busy period, ensure you stay safe by staying with others and try to attend well organised events. When you are out, keep your valuables and high value mobile phones out of sight, or leave them at home.
"If trick or treating, be aware of the impact of your actions on others- it may cause unnecessary worry to some of the more vulnerable members of our communities. Wherever possible parents should try to accompany their children."