The Victoria Business Improvement District (BID) welcomes the joint cross border operation being carried out by the Westminster South Neighbourhoods Policing Team with British Transport Police and Kensington and Chelsea Borough Police within the Central Victoria and Knightsbridge areas on Thursday 23rd April 2015.
This joint cross border will focus on Street Offences and Anti Social Behaviour in these areas, and is the result of increased concerns highlighted to police and partner agencies by businesses and residents on both boroughs in relation to Aggressive Begging and Rough Sleeping in Victoria and the surrounding ward areas.
This Operation will be actively supported by the following partner agencies and organizations: Home Office Immigration Enforcement / Westminster City Council / Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council / VRES / Victoria Business Improvement District / Homeless Outreach organizations – Connexions ,St Mungos & The Passage / T-Class security.
Additional police officers will be deployed into the areas during the day focusing on enforcement of street offences. This will be supported by four Romanian police officers currently working in the UK on a secondment from Romania under a joint agreement with the Romanian government.
The Lead officer on this operation, Police Inspector Ian Rawlins (Westminster South Policing Neighbourhood Policing Team) states: ” I hope that this will provide additional reassurance to local residents, business leads – their employees, and visitors to the area, that Victoria and the surrounding area remains the safest place in central London to live, work, socialise and visit!”.Back to our news Top