Kew Safer Neighbourhood Team is a small, local police team working exclusively in the Kew ward area. The team is currently comprised of:
PC Jordan Wharmsby who joined the Metropolitan Police in 2014 and has worked solely on the Kew team since his ‘passing out’ of training. In 2015 Jordan became the Dedicated Ward Officer for Kew and now works solely in the area. His main duties including carrying out foot patrols; working with residents and businesses to reduce crime in the area; tackling Anti-Social Behaviour; carrying out intelligence checks on known criminals; apprehending and prosecuting offenders.
PCSO Lorraine Childs. Lorraine has worked for the Metropolitan Police for over 9 years as a Police Community Support Officer. Lorraine joined the Kew team over 5 years ago and is now the ward’s Dedicated Ward Police Community Support Officer. Her main duties include carrying out foot patrols; visiting victims of crime; visiting residents to offer crime prevention advice; holding street briefings/surgeries for Kew residents to express their concerns; maintaining and developing Neighbourhood Watch links.
PC Jim Dyson joined the Kew team as a second dedicated ward officer, he has been an officer on the Richmond borough for 3 ½ years. You will often see Jim cycling around the ward, providing a visible presence and deterring and detecting crime and anti-social behaviour. Feel free to stop in a safe and timely manner to chat or discuss any issues.
Sergeant Rumi Miah joined the Kew team in June 2017, previously having worked on the emergency response team at Twickenham . He is also the sergeant responsible for North Richmond and South Richmond wards. He has over 14 years’ experience in the police.
All officers on the team are line managed by Police Sergeant Matt Shalders and Inspector Simon Ross.
Since joining the team Jordan has made it his goal to make the Kew Safer Neighbourhood Team as visible and approachable as possible. You will often see members of the team out on foot patrol in the area (we do not have access to a vehicle) and members of the public are encouraged to approach and say hello! We also have numerous ways to be contacted whether it be by telephone, email, Twitter or via a street drop-in.
Residents are to feel confident in approaching the local police with any issues they have and reassured that we will do all we can to help.