London Crimestoppers was at New Scotland Yard on Monday 24 November 2014 for the ninth annual Problem Orientated Partnership (POP) awards.

The event, organised by the Met, Transport for London and London Councils, recognises crime-busting projects, which have come as a result of partnerships between police and local communities.

London Crimestoppers and Fearless talk about partnerships

For the second year in a row, London Crimestoppers was present to exhibit at the pre-awards conference.

Regional Manager for London Regan Hook, was joined by Campaigns Officer Andrew Murphy to chat to visitors about our work in the Capital.

Youth Projects Manager Kristina Gregory also attended the event to talk about our youth service Fearless, which aims to educate young people about crime and introduce them to the charity’s anonymous phone line.

Regan said: “Partnerships between organisations and communities are essential for the reduction of crime in London.

“It’s a privilege to be involved in an event that celebrates the fantastic joint effort of communities and police to tackle the issues affecting them. This can be anything from pickpocketing to gang-related crime, and robbery.

“The conference is a great opportunity for us to hear about the different ways communities are dealing with crime, and to talk about the work that we do at Crimestoppers.”

POP award winners

The evening’s prize giving saw the presentation of awards to those who had shown excellence in solving problems within their areas.

Havering Borough took home the Gold Award in the Safer Communities category for a project which reduced violent crime in the night time economy in Romford.

The Gold Award for the Safer Travel category went to two worthy winners – Project Guardian and Haringey Safer Transport team.

Project Guardian was an initiative by British Transport Police and MPS Roads Transport and Policing Command. It addressed the under reporting of sexual offences on public transport and improving service and support to victims. 

Haringey Safer Transport impressed with their project to reduce drug use and distribution around Turnpike Lane and Ducketts Common transport hub.