Tag: Safer Neighbourhoods Team

  • Queen’s Park Safer Neighbourhood Team warns residents about theft of catalytic converters

    Catalytic converters turn toxic gases into less harmful emissions

    Dear Ward Member,

    Protect your vehicle from catalytic converter thieves 
    We are working to apprehend them. You can help us by following this advice to protect your vehicle. 
    Consider installing a Thatcham approved alarm to your vehicle. Ones that activate if your vehicle is lifted or tilted are particularly effective.

    Use a catalytic converter protection device or marking system. 
    Fit protective coverings on catalytic converters, these can make it much more difficult for thieves. 
    Have your catalytic converter etched or forensically marked and put stickers in the windscreen to say this has been done.

    Where possible park a vehicle against a kerb, with the catalytic converter being closest to the kerb. 
    Once an unmarked converter has been removed from a vehicle it’s quite difficult to match it to that vehicle as there aren’t any distinguishing marks.

    Catalytic converters control and convert exhaust emissions from your vehicle into less toxic substances. If yours is stolen, you will know because your vehicle’s engine will sound different.

    If you suspect your catalytic converter has been stolen, report it to us immediately by calling 101. 
    Thieves simply cut the catalytic converter from the exhaust pipe of a parked car and sell them on to scrap metal dealers.

    Look out for people working under cars, if in doubt, call Police on 999 straight away, keeping yourself safe and give as much description as possible including any vehicle registration of vehicles they may be using. 

    Explain to the operator you have reason to believe someone may be trying to take a catalytic convertor. 


    Queens Park SNT

    Apparently Toyota Prius’ and Honda Jazz’s are the cars that are targeted. This video from Twitter shows them at work on a Toyota Prius.

  • Queen’s Park residents unhappy at rundown of Kilburn police station and the reduction in size of the Safer Neighbourhood Team


    Following a discussion on policing at the April monthly meeting, QPARA Chair, Janis Denselow, has written to complain that the absence of a police presence in the area makes it difficult to work together for a safer London.

    Police complaint  24 Apr 16

  • Meet the Met Police Borough Commander at 7pm on 15th March at the Brent Civic Centre

    Brent Safer Neighbourhood Board Public Meeting

    Do you have concerns about crime or safety? Do you have ideas about how to make Brent safer, cut crime near you or involve people in making their communities safer?

    Brent’s Safer Neighbourhood Board was set up by the Mayor of London in 2014 to hold local police to account and help set police priorities. Its members are Brent residents from different parts of the community.

    They are holding a meeting for people to find out what the Board does, the projects it has funded, and to give people the opportunity to ask the police commander questions and give ideas.

    Brent Civic Centre
    Conference Hall
    7-9pm Tuesday 15 March 2016
    Tea/coffee and biscuits from 6.45pm

    Don’t forget that you can meet members of our Queen’s Park Safer Neighbourhood team at the QPARA meeting monthly meeting, next meeting 10th March, when Acting Sergeant Martin Redshaw or one of his team provides an update on activity within our area.

    The Safer Neighbourhood Team also hold regular surgeries at the Farmers Market and Crime Prevention Stalls at Kilburn Library. The schedule is on their website: http://content.met.police.uk/Team/Brent/Queenspark