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Policing in Croydon - what does the future hold?

Safer Streets
The Metropolitan Police Service’s plan to replace all of its 32 policing boroughs with 12 Basic Command Units over the next twelve months will lead to the merger of police services in Croydon, Bromley and Sutton as part of a drive to reduce costs and improve efficiency.
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 18:00 to 20:00
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With knife crime on the rise and the threat of terrorist and cyber-attacks increasingly commonplace, how will these changes impact on the way that policing is delivered locally and what will this mean for safety and security generally within our town centre? 

Join Sir Craig Mackey Deputy Commissioner for London’s Metropolitan Police Service, Sarah Jones Labour MP for Croydon Centrale and Chief Superintendent Jeff Boothe, Croydon Metropolitan Police’s Borough Commander to find out about the issues facing our town centre and what role the business community can play to deter and tackle crime and anti-social behaviour.

Topics will include:

·         The Metropolitan Police’s future plans for policing in London

·         The implications for policing locally

·         The challenges and opportunities facing our town centre

·         The businesses community’s role and the importance of working together

Sir Craig Mackey was appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police in January 2012. He has a long and distinguished career in the service, He sits on the ACPO’s (Association of Police Officers) Race and Diversity Business Area and leads for the service on Stop and Search and the monitoring of police powers.

Sarah Jones was elected as Labour MP for Croydon Central in June 2017. She is Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Knife Crime and a member of the Home Affairs Select Committee. Sarah serves on Labour's shadow housing team as Parliamentary Private Secretary to John Healey MP.

Chief Superintendent Geoff Boothe, Croydon Borough Commander, will formally take over the role of South Area BCU Commander on 19th March 2018 holding overall responsibility for delivering operational policing to the boroughs of Croydon, Bromley and Sutton. 

Please note: This event is open to Croydon BID levy payers only. Demand for places is expected to be high so please register your interest early by contacting

Date: Thursday, April 26th 2018

Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Venue: TBC

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