I am fervently dedicated to tackling crime throughout Uxbridge and South Ruislip and constantly endeavor to ensure that I am in the forefront of the fight against lawlessness to ensure the security and peace of mind of my constituents.
As your MP I am especially keen to help support our commanders and local police as they tackle law and order problems throughout our community, ranging from knife crime to simple misdemeanors all to ensure a healthy environment for the families and people of Uxbridge and South Ruislip. I meet regularly with West Area Chief Superintendent Peter Gardner to discuss local priorities and continue to offer him and his team of my full support for all the work they are doing across Hillingdon and the West Area to help reduce crime and protect the public. This includes giving them the powers, kit and backing they need – like extending their powers to stop and search and reviewing sentences so that we can keep serious criminals in prison for longer.
As a former Mayor of London, I understand the need for visible police presence on our streets. I am pleased that the recruitment of the 20,000 new police officers is now well under way. Over 300 new probationary officers have joined the West Area (Hillingdon / Hounslow / Ealing) since 1st January 2020. This will help keep crime levels low. Conservative London Mayoral Candidate Shaun Bailey AM recently joined me on a visit to Uxbridge Police Station where we got the opportunity to speak with some of these new recruits and also hear about the excellent work being undertaken by the Drug Focus Desk.
In the meantime, I continue to support the campaign to make full use of Uxbridge Police Station – including Hillingdon Council’s generous offer to buy the station.