Aug 16 2012 by Dal Babu, Harrow Observer
AS ALWAYS, we are extremely grateful for all of the hard work our volunteers contribute to the MPS.
Mike Cutter joined as a volunteer in 2003 and since then he has given more than 2,500 hours of his time working at Pinner Police Station. I recently awarded Mike with a certificate for his commitment and professionalism.
I would also like to thank Aileen Williams who has completed five years’ voluntary work at Pinner Police Station. It always amazes me how many people are prepared to give up their own time for the good of their community.
While on the subject of community, Nick Hurd MP visited Harrow Police Station last Friday to meet with members of the recently formed Mothers Against Gangs group.
Mr Hurd, Minister for Civil Society, is interested in this initiative and was keen to speak with the group to discuss their ideas.
The outcome of the meeting was extremely positive and I am hoping that we can build on this work to ensure we are supporting people to leave gangs and stop young people who are vulnerable, joining gangs.
I must say a big thank you to Sunil Galoria, Head of Harrow Police Intelligence, PCs Sonia Ong and Mahesh Nandha for their hard work in pulling this meeting together.
I was invited to Harrow Mosque last Saturday to meet the Egyptian Olympic team who were visiting the borough.
It was a privilege to meet the athletes and share their stories of competing in the games and winning their medals.
The Commissioner, Bernard Hogan-Howe attended the fast-breaking and had the opportunity to meet the chairman, Irfan Hussain and other committee members.
I was fortunate to attend two events during the Olympics; the women’s football and the wrestling.
I will also be attending the Paralympics. I have been glued to the TV during the last two weeks, it has been such an amazing spectacle.
Many of our Harrow officers have been working across London and we have had support from police officers from across England, Wales and Scotland. I am pleased to say that these officers have been arresting local wanted criminals.
To demonstrate the breadth of roles that MPS officers and staff undertake in every day policing in London, Detective Sergeant George Walker from Harrow CID tweeted messages and photographs from the MPSonthestreet Twitter account this week.
We at Harrow have our own Twitter account, if you would like to keep in touch with what your local police are up to, sign up to @MPSHarrow.
Officer of the week is SPC Frank Cannon who has been a loyal and dedicated member of the Metropolitan Police Special Constabulary since 2006 and is an integral part of Wealdstone and Marlborough Safer Neighbourhoods teams.
Frank works regularly with the team and is always available when called upon at short notice to assist with operations.
He has assisted in plain clothes operations and an arrest warrant when two men were arrested for dealing cannabis. Frank works as an engineer at Harrow Council.