A three-month drive to tackle antisocial behaviour (ASB) and criminal damage in Westminster is being launched.
Operation Tranquil Wind will form part of Westminster Police’s new ASB strategy which launched three months earlier.
That saw activity taking place across all neighbourhoods with ‘street a week’ engagement and problem-solving focused on priority wards.
Over 40 streets were visited between March and May in order to listen and address concerns, provide crime prevention and deter offending.
It has helped see a reduction in ASB calls by around 14% and the number of repeat callers by nearly 10% over the last 12 months, and is working in partnership with Westminster City Council and other agencies to keep up the good work.
Tranquil Wind will focus activity in the Strand & Whitehall, Church Street, Vincent Square and Hyde Park areas during June, July and August.
Wider problem-solving across the borough will concentrate on ASB and criminal damage hotspots, repeat victims and identified public concerns such as street begging/gambling, antisocial use of the roads and drug offences.
Westminster ASB lead, Chief Inspector Sean McDermid, said: “ASB and criminal damage are key issues which impact on the quality of life of our communities.
“Working together with our partners, residents and businesses, we will continue to address these concerns and make Westminster the safest global city in the world.”