Following last week’s ‘A New Met for London’ event which saw Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley unveil his vision for the Met Police and how it will be localised, Ealing’s top cop Superintendent Sean Lynch has reiterated that: “the people of Ealing will be at the heart of policing”.
The open evening for residents and businesses across Ealing, which took place at University of London, saw a packed audience of over 250 people hear up close and personal police plans for the borough.
Superintendent Lynch, who has been in the force 25 years and took on his new role in April this year. He said: “Ealing is one of the most vibrant and diverse boroughs I’ve worked in and it has a community that really cares about the area.”
The top cop for Ealing added that he is committed to protecting and supporting residents and communities across the borough and its seven towns.
He said: “People living and working in Ealing want and deserve a police team that will work with them to make the borough safer for all, and we one hundred percent want to deliver that. I’m determined that we will building stronger relationships with the people of Ealing; that we will listen to them more carefully and work with them more closely to crack down on the crime and anti-social behaviour worst affecting them.”
Following the evening, the police also highlighted some of the key concerns that locals have raised with them. These include:
- Concerns from the community about police interactions with young people. Distrust around stop and search. Trust needs to be built upon. Improve and increase engagement with young people.
- The police need to improve communication around good news stories and how they share good news stories with the public.
- Police need to improve trust so that the public report crime especially victims of domestic violence.
According to Superintendent Lynch feedback from residents will be used in its localised action plan. He said: “One thing is very certain as we embark on this significant plan of action – the people of Ealing will be at the heart of it.”