Southwark’s top cop: ‘We are working around the clock to keep you safe during pandemic’

Josh Salisbury (20 March, 2020) Crime

Cops in Southwark are working around the clock to keep us safe, says top cop Colin Wingrove

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Southwark’s top cop has said the Met is continuing to work around the clock to keep us all safe during the pandemic.

Borough commander Ch. Supt. Colin Wingrove said his officers were working around the clock to “keep communities safe and deliver a critical service.

“Although we are continuing to monitor the current situation, we are running a business as usual model responding to operational need and demand and are being as flexible as possible to achieve this.

“Where possible we are also following the Public Health England advice and we are currently reviewing our position about not be sending police representatives to meetings or panels in order to avoid gatherings where there may be an increase in the spread of the virus.

“We ask that you continue to contact us via email or phone.”

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He urged residents to look out for updates on all police channels, as it was “vital to maintain channels of communication between the police and community.”

He said local neighbourhood officers can be contacted in the normal way. These can be contacted by phone, email or by finding contacts on the Met police website, here, under the tab ‘what’s happening in my area’.

“I have no doubt that the coming weeks and months will provide many challenges for all of us, however it is more important than ever that we continue to work closely with each other and support each other during this period,” he added.

“Please do contact my staff office or me if you have any questions or wish to discuss any further aspect of this incident with me.”

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