Havering will have more police officers on the streets after the Council’s Cabinet agreed on the 8th May 2019 to fund five new posts to help tackle crime in the borough.
Havering Council will invest around £300,000 a year in policing for the next three years, giving the area an increased presence in the community. The new officers will work alongside existing police officers to tackle anti-social behaviour and target law enforcement.
The new officers will be ring-fenced from Metropolitan Police duties such as policing football matches and local events in order to allow them to concentrate on policing issues that are important to local communities.
They may, however, be used by the Metropolitan Police on high demand days for public order issues or in cases of emergency.