Shirley North Safer Neighbourhood Team Update – March 2021

There has been a lot of changes to teams and the police station recently. We hope everyone is well and continue to keep safe.

We are starting off this little update with good news! Crimes in Shirley North have gone down! The first graph below shows the total number of offences (TNO) from the last year. If you look you will be able to see from the beginning of 2021 to now we can see a decrease in offences.

Thefts from motor vehicles have been a recent problem in our ward, especially catalytic converters being popular. The graph of Offences for Theft from a Motor Vehicle shows that reports each month have stayed the same since December. Now that we have a dedicated team for this type of crime and police presence we are hoping this number will lessen.

In light of recent events which I am sure you are all aware of, Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNT’s) have been asked to send out a few questions to residents and any feedback is very much appreciated. The questions are below:

  • What are your sentiments towards the Metropolitan Police Service, after the events of the last couple of weeks?
  • How much confidence do you have in the Metropolitan Police Service, after the events of the last couple of weeks?

Please send your feedback to us at 

Thank you in advance for your swift response to this.

Report crime by calling 101 or in an emergency call 999.
Remember, you can also report crime online on our website:

Royal Mail Scam Alert

Royal Mail has warned people about fake text and email scams currently doing the rounds.

Scam texts and emails are being sent targeting people’s bank accounts.

The messages ask customers to give up their personal and bank information by telling them they’ll otherwise fail to have their parcel delivered.

One of the scams is circulating by text and email, which tell people to make payments to make sure their parcels can get delivered.

It links to a fake Royal Mail website to trick people into giving their details.

Protect your information

Never send sensitive, personal information, security details or credit card numbers by email

Never click on a link in an email or text if you are unsure about it, especially if it asks for personal financial information, this might attempt to install malware on to your computer

Make sure you have a spam filter on your email account

If you have been a victim of fraud please report to Action Fraud 0300 123 2040 or Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline 0808 223 1133.