Neighbourhood policing

Find out how we work with the police and residents to make our neighbourhoods safer. 

Neighbourhood Policing Teams

The Metropolitan Police have Dedicated Ward Officers (DWOs) who work locally in every ward in the Borough. They patrol local areas, meeting residents and businesses. And find out about and deal with crimes and problems. 

To contact your local Neighbourhood Policing Team call the Metropolitan Police non-emergency number: 101. If your call is not answered, leave a message on the answerphone and a member of the team will get back to you. 

Do not use these contact details in an emergency. In an emergency, dial 999. 

For more information on Neighbourhood Policing Teams, go to the Metropolitan Police website.

Law enforcement in Newham 

Our law enforcement officers work with the Metropolitan Police and other partners to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour. 

We work to: 

  • Tackle all forms of anti-social behaviour 
  • Improve the quality of the local environment 
  • Improve the regulation of shops and businesses. 

We fund 12 Metropolitan Police officers who tackle crime and anti-social behaviour across the borough. 

CCTV control room 

Our CCTV control centre operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are hundreds of cameras covering high streets and other busy areas including many residential streets. 

You told us that crime, anti-social behaviour and the cleanliness of the local environment are important issues in your communities. Our CCTV cameras help to stop and solve crimes and can help you to feel safer in public spaces, as well as providing vital evidence to bring those guilty of crimes and anti-social behaviour to justice. 

Neighbourhood Watch  

Anyone can join a Neighbourhood Watch team. You can set up a scheme - however large or small your community or neighbourhood.  

A scheme can include just a few houses in a street or a few households, the residents in a square, or a whole estate.  

For more information about how to get involved in a scheme, contact your local Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Schemes try to meet the needs of their members and neighbourhoods. If you set up a scheme with your neighbours, the scheme belongs to you as members and you run it, so the members make a real difference to improving the quality of life of the people in the neighbourhood. 

Neighbourhood Watch means no-one is alone. Your neighbours will look out for you, your family, your home and your street or estate, and you will do the same for them. These schemes also help the community to keep a check on people who are vulnerable. Children and young people, the elderly and the frail, and people who have had their homes broken into before, can all benefit from having an eye kept on them. 

Through the scheme you can make contact with other local groups, the police, local councils and other community and voluntary organisations which all support Neighbourhood Watch. 

You can find more information on Neighbourhood Watch on the Metropolitan Police website.