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 recently met with West Area Chief Superintendent Peter Gardner and assured 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. 38 new police officers have recently started in Uxbridge. In total, 189 probationary officers have joined the West Area (Hillingdon / Hounslow / Ealing) since 1 January 2020 and a further 69 officers will be joining by the end of August 2020. This will help keep crime levels low. I have also continued to support the campaign to make full use of Uxbridge Police Station – including Hillingdon Council’s generous offer to buy the station.