Operation to reduce crime and promote reassurance in Brent is a success


Officers in Brent, who targeted criminal activity and anti-social behaviour during ‘Operation Hope’, made 55 arrests and removed 10 knives from the streets.

The operation was launched in partnership with the London Borough of Brent on Monday, 5 February in response to increased criminality on the borough which negatively impacted residents, local businesses and visitors to the area.

Between Monday, 5 February and Sunday, 18 March the following results were achieved:

– 55 people were arrested or issued with penalty charges.
– 31 street searches for weapons were conducted, where 10 knives, a metal bar and drugs were seized.
– 218 stop and searches were conducted.
– 52 stop and accounts were conducted.
– Two vehicles were seized.
– £25,000 in cash was seized.
– 555 penalty charge notices were issued by Brent Council Parking Department.
– Two search warrants were executed at High Street and Clive Court Harlesden.
– Eight community meetings were held to discuss the impact of violent crime and drug use on the community.

Brent residents praised the high-visibility patrols carried out by officers and the increased policing presence over the six-week period.