London Underground Neighbourhood Police Teams to patrol the city's Tube system
The City of London has welcomed a new type of policing teams. The so-called 'London Underground Neighbourhood Police Teams', are part of the British Transport Police. The teams will patrol the London underground in order to address crime issues affecting the Tube. According to the British Transport Police, the teams will spend a minimum of 85% of their time doing work that directly impacts their neighbourhood, allowing them to be on proactive patrol more than ever before.
The teams build on the successes delivered by the reassurance team policing model which was introduced on the Underground following the provision of additional Transport for London (TfL) funded officers in the past few years.
According to Chief Constable Ian Johnston, crime figures at Tube stations across London have already decreased in nearly every borough. The 'London Underground Neighbourhood Police Teams' are supposed to not only make sure that people are safe, but also feel safe, Johnston states.
Source: Greater London