|Fewer police in Shepherd's Bush?|
The so-called "Patrol Plus" scheme was launched former mayor Boris Johnson and currently funds 339 police officers in London - of which 48 are in Hammersmith & Fulham.
The way the scheme works is that it funds one new police officer for every one paid for by a local authority, and has therefore been nicknamed the “Buy One Get One Free” scheme.
Hammersmith and Fulham has 48 police officers as a result, many of which are now under threat. The threat to cancel the program has been heavily criticised by many, such as the leader of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.
Police cuts are especially worrying in the light of recent increases in knife crime, moped crime, and the general problems of petty crime and anti-social behaviour that are so pervasive in our neighbourhood. Check in at Shepherd's Bush Nextdoor and you will find many posts about crime, along with a general sense that the police are already overwhelmed.
LBHF were not available for comment.
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