Success stories for Brent Police

Chief Superintendent Michael Gallagher

Chief Superintendent Michael Gallagher - Credit: Archant

Every week Chief Superintendent Michael Gallagher, Brent Police borough commander, writes a column to inform Times readers about the latest policing activity happening in the borough. Today he talks about several success stories in Brent.

In this weeks article I want to update you about some of the successes my officers have had in our drive to reduce crime in Brent and ask you for some help so we can continue to do this.

The Majors Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) set the Metropolitan Police Service a challenge to reduce crime by 20 per cent between 2012 to April 2016.

I am pleased to report that Brent is currently on track to deliver this with MOPAC crime currently down by 28.6pc.

We will continue our efforts to reduce this further.

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Recently I spoke about our use of Met Trace traceable liquid and how this will assist us to drive down crime further.

In partnership with Brent Council we have now distributed approximately 600 property marking kits across Brent.

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This roll out will be continuing over the next few months. The message I want to outline is that Brent police will continue to use all legitimate tactics to reduce crime and target those who commit crime.

I want to outline that if you intend to commit crime don’t do it in Brent.

The conviction of Ashley Claircin, 23, Darren Arnold, 19, and 24-year-old David Doyle for committing residential burglary highlights good work by my officers. These men broke into homes in Brent and stole the victims’ property.

My officers conducted a detailed investigation which led to the suspects’ identification and conviction. The men were sentenced to each serve four years in prison.

These convictions show that we take crime extremely seriously and working with our Community Safety Partnership colleagues will pursue every opportunity to target those who commit these crimes and bring them to justice.

Finally, please can I take this opportunity to remind you to keep your property secure.

Close your windows and doors when you go out and ensure nothing is left lying around that offenders can use to break into your home.

I would also encourage you to register items with a serial number at When out and about please keep your valuables out of sight.

If you have any information on crime matters, we will act. You can call us on Crime stoppers (0800 555 111), 101, or your local Safer Neighborhoods Team Teams accessed via the Met Police Website ( In an emergency, call 999.

For daily updates and information about what is happening in Brent, you can follow us on Twitter at @MPSBrent.

Thank you for your continued support.

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