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Local policing update - June 2022

Date: 28 June 2022
Author: Inspector Jon Mcloughlin
Title: Richmond Neighbourhoods Inspector

Officers across Richmond have very much enjoyed celebrating the Jubilee with our local communities this month. We have attended street parties, met some wonderful residents, played games and soaked up the amazing party atmosphere. 

Many Richmond officers went up to central London, and others carried out our normal duties across the borough to make sure people could enjoy the weekend safely.

Richmond Cadets were also out in force for Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee Picnic at Udnay Hall Gardens in Teddington on Saturday. Working in partnership with Teddington and Hampton North neighbourhood teams, the Cadets spoke with numerous members of the public, handed out crime prevention leaflets and also spoke to many young residents about possibly joining the Volunteer Police Cadets and other volunteer roles within the Met.

In other news our officers have been busy carrying out their usual patrols, weapon sweeps, ward panel meetings, community contact sessions and local crime prevention advice. Royal Parks police held a successful bicycle marking event at Bushy Park, where they got to speak to lots of families and check many bikes. Whilst North Richmond neighbourhood team have also met with local councillors to discuss ward priorities and future collaborations.

You may have noticed a change in our Twickenham Police station flag on Wednesday 8 July – our very own Teddington ward officer PC Chris Baughurst is the National Co-Director of the Gypsy, Roma & Traveller Police Association (GRTPA) and also the Chair of the Met branch of the Association. This is the first time that the International Romani Flag has been flown within the Metropolitan Police District and we did this small gesture to mark both Chris' and his communities' contribution to policing Londoners during Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month.

If you would like to take part in a local ward panel meeting you can find out more information by viewing Safer Neighbourhood groups.

To experience policing first hand, either by going for a walk along with your local ward officers or being out with the response teams dealing with the emergency calls, please email for more details.

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Updated: 24 August 2022