The City of London Police has launched its new Sector Policing model, which will see new dedicated local Police Officers on the beat in the Ward of Cheap and around Cheapside. Together with my Ward colleague Cllr Nick Bensted-Smith, I have championed this new approach as a member of the police authority board, because we believe a more local approach to policing in the City will benefit our communities, residents, businesses and visitors.
These benefits include:
- Improved police visibility within the Square Mile, meeting public expectation for high visibility and proactive policing and delivering greater reassurance
- A model which puts the community at the forefront of the City Police’s activity, enabling residents and businesses to communicate directly with officers responsible for their area
The City has been split into two ‘Sectors’, East and West, with a senior leader responsible for each sector. The sectors are broken down further into three ‘clusters’ comprised of several, smaller wards. Every cluster will have its own Dedicated Ward Officers (DWO) being the main point of contact for visitors, residents and businesses.
Cheapside falls under the Bank Cluster and our local officers are PC Dan Condon and PC Claire Geldart. You can contact them by email here.