The Harrow Safer Neighbourhood Board has been set up by the Mayor Of London to help make the Police as responsive as possible to local needs and concerns. The Harrow Safer Neighbourhood Board has been established in order to ensure local people are involved in addressing crime.

The founding board members were appointed after an interview process conducted by a Harrow Council representative, an ex-Borough Commander and a Local Authority representative – the Harrow Head of Community Safety. The vacancies were advertised by Harrow Council and anyone living or working in Harrow was eligible to apply.

We want to ensure that your views and opinions are represented, and that you have a say in helping to set policing and community safety priorities.

We want to hear about your experiences of crime, and what you think can help make for a safer Harrow.

The Board is made up of individuals living and in some instances working in the borough.

About the board

We are proud to work with

Age UK Harrow
Crime Stoppers
Harrow Council
Neighbourhood Watch
Metropolitan Police
London Fire Brigade
Victim Support
British Transport Police
Independent Custody Visitors

Our Meetings


The board meets formally every quarter. These meetings, although not held in public, have their minutes published via the website once approved at a full board meeting following this.

The Harrow Safer Neighbourhood Board holds bi-annual Public Interactive meetings at which members of the public are welcome to attend and can ask their local policing leads questions they may as well as to speak individually to board members, although this is subject to available time at the end of the meetings.

The board meetings take place quarterly to ensure appropriate planning and monitoring of community engagement activities.

Upcoming Meetings



The Harrow Neighbourhood Police have arranged a Public Consultation on Thursday 10th August 2023 at the Tithe Farm Sports & Social Club, 151 Rayners Lane, Harrow, HA2 0XH from 7.00pm until 10.00pm.

This meeting has been arranged and will be hosted by the Harrow Metropolitan Police Service.

Learn more about the Met Commissioner’s New Met for London plan and get an insight into how this will affect policing and community safety in the London Borough of Harrow.

Tell your local police what you want to talk about – complete the anonymous survey here

We encourage everyone to attend this meeting to help learn and understand the new policing vision in our borough.

To register to attend for FREE, please visit this link – Register to Attend for FREE


To attend, kindly book your FREE ticket via – click here



OWL (Online Watch Link) will also be having it’s official launch in the borough – come watch a presentation on OWL.To Learn more about OWL – CLICK HERE

To sign-up to for OWL, please visit this link – Sign-up to OWL

Yours Sincerely,
Harrow Safer Neighbourhood Board

Meeting Minutes

News & Events


Interview with Harrow Neighbourhoods Inspector – Dai Rees

An interview by Harrow Safer Neighbourhood Board of Inspector Dai Rees, MPS Harrow Neighbourhood Policing Team The Harrow Safer Neighbourhood Board had the priviledge to interview the Harrow Neighbourhoods Inspector, Dai Rees of the MPS who has not long been on the borough and has been taking it by storm. It is nice to see…

BTP – High Visibility Patrols on the Rail Network – October 2023

Statement from British Transport Police (BTP): Following the ongoing conflict in Israel and the border with Gaza, British Transport Police will be increasing high-visibility patrols at stations across the network to reassure and protect communities.

Message to our communities following the escalation of conflict in Israel and Gaza

Please see below the message from DAC Valentine; Gold Commander for the current tensions in the Middle East. The attack in Israel and escalation of conflict along the border with Gaza in recent days, in which many innocent people have lost their lives, has had a very real impact on people in our city. Londoners will see…

Greenhill Safer Neighbourhood Team urges Harrow Town Centre shoppers to be vigilant and stay safe

Greenhill Safer Neighbourhood Team urges Harrow Town Centre shoppers to be vigilant and stay safe Follow us on Twitter @MPSGreenhill Thieves and pickpockets are to be found just about everywhere and sadly they are present daily in Harrow Town Centre. We have noticed an increase in the number of incidents of pickpocketing and thefts of…

Disrupting Drug Related Crime

Help disrupt drug related crime to make your community safer Drug trafficking is a lucrative business for organised crime groups, many of whom are involved in other forms of serious crime such as modern slavery and money laundering. Crime associated with drug trafficking is often violent, with direct links to the criminal use of firearms…

Family Gold Burglary

The Met Police are urging people in North-West London to protect family gold, as they continue to tackle organised crime in Harrow. Almost a third of burglaries in the region involve Asian families and, in around 50 per cent of cases, jewellery is stolen. In the last year, more than £50 million worth of gold…

The board undertakes a number of activities, including attending meetings with a variety of organisations and individuals in order to ensure we hear the communities concerns and their views on the policing priorities in Harrow. You can visit our news blog to stay up to date with our activity.

Crime information

You can find useful information about crime in Harrow by using the resources below:

Metropolitan Police Service interactive crime map – Harrow Crime Map

Information about fraud – Action Fraud

Take Five – To Stop Fraud – Take Five

Metropolitan Police Service –  https://www.met.police.uk/

Police.UK – https://www.police.uk/



Project Name: Using theatre to protect young people from online grooming and exploitation

Location: Selected Harrow Schools

Delivery Organisation: Breck Foundation 

Awarded: 2020 – 2021

Project Name: The Post 16 Phoenix Project 

Location: The Helix Centre

Delivery Organisation: Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) / Helix Centre 

Awarded: 2020 – 2021

Project Name: Domestic Violence and Abuse Victims / Survivors Empowerment

Location: Carramea Centre

Delivery Organisation: Giannina  

Awarded: 2021 – 2022

Project Name: Park Security – Gate Locking, Newsletter and Leafleting, Events

Location: Harrow Recreation Ground

Delivery Organisation: HRGUA 

Awarded: 2021 – 2022

Project Name: Pop Up Play Bus

Location: South Harrow

Delivery Organisation: Rolling Base

Project Name: Community Days in High Crime Areas

Location: Harrow

Delivery Organisation: Young Harrow Foundation

Project Name: Detached South Harrow

Location: South Harrow

Delivery Organisation: Ignite Trust

Project Name: 999 Fun Day

Location: Harrow Town Centre

Delivery Organisation: MPS Greenhill SNT

Project Name: Box Cleva

Location: Harrow Boxing Club

Delivery Organisation: London Fire Brigade – Pinner Station

Awarded: 2017 – 2018, 2020 – 2021, 2021 – 2022

Project Name: Anti-knife Crime

Location: Selected Harrow Schools & Pupil Referral Unit (PRU)

Delivery Organisation: Ben Kinsella Trust

Awarded: 2018 – 2019, 2019 – 2020, 2020 – 2021

Project Name: Youth Outreach Activities

Location: Harrow

Delivery Organisation: Ignite Trust

Awarded: 2016 – 2017, 2018 – 2019, 2019 – 2020

Project Name: Anti-gang (Intervention)

Delivery Organisation: Synergy Theatre Group

Location: Selected Harrow Schools

Awarded: 2018 – 2019, 2019 – 2020

Project Name: Anti-crime, Violence and Anti-social Behaviour (ASB)

Location: Selected Harrow Schools

Delivery Organisation: Growing Against Violence

Awarded: 2017 – 2018, 2018 – 2019

Project Name: Knife Bin

Location: Harrow & Wealdstone

Project Name: Neighbourhood Engagement

Notes: Facilitated by Harrow Council in Harrow; input from Harrow Safer Neighbourhood Board with Crime Prevention & Crime Reduction materials; Extended to Edgware

Awarded: Annually

Project Name: Young Girls Abuse Awareness

Location: Harrow & Wealdstone

Implemented by Ignite Trust

Project Name: Young Males & Gangs

Location: Harrow & Wealdstone

Implemented by Young Harrow Foundation

Project Name: Tackling Youth-Police Discontent

Run by Harrow Council & Harrow Youth Parliament

Project Name: Safer Street Partnership

Location: Harrow

Implemented by Young Harrow Foundation


Constitutes individuals living and in some instances working in
Harrow Borough


Subhash Sampat


I have lived in the Harrow Borough for the past 45 Years, 18 of which I have spent in South Harrow and past 27 have lived in Pinner. I have worked on various Community Projects including Hindus of Harrow. I am also the Chair of Hindu Council (Harrow) and undertake voluntary work for other Charitable organisations. I am very passionate about the well being of Residents of Harrow. I am Self-Employed Accountant and have been practising for nearly 40 years.


Sonoo Malkani

Resident of Harrow since 44 years.Volunteering 40 years in NHS sector for UK Thalassaemia Society. Carer and Vice Chair Carers Harrow. Passionate about local and London POLICING.Served two decades working closely with New Scotland Yard, City Hall and the Home Office. Keen interest in International Politics.

Ashwin Mandalia

Board Member

My family and I have been living in, Kenton, Harrow for over 30 years, my children went to schools in Harrow and took part in many community activities including Police Cadets.

I have been a member of organisations serving the community and assisting in fundraising for worldwide disasters, like the tsunami and earthquakes, etc.

I am a serving community champion for my street, working with the council and the police, since my children have grown up I am able to contribute more to other activities in the borough.

I have my own business based in Harrow supplying office furniture.


David Moody

Board Member

I have lived in Harrow for more than 40 years and our three children attended local schools here. I care much about my local environment and the changes occurring.

I have been a Broadcast Engineer with the BBC for 30 years and then worked at the BFI National Archive as a Preservation Engineer. Now retired.

I am also a Neighbourhood Champion.


Sylvia Farooqi

Board Member

I grew up in Kingsbury and have lived in Harrow for 27 years with my children having attended schools in Harrow. I am a community champion and active within the Greenhill Residents Association.

I am very passionate about safety in our borough and community and am elated Harrow continues to be the safest Borough in London.

My background is in banking, and I previously managed our various optical businesses.


Akil Bandali

Board Member



Faiz Nazerali

Board Member

Having been a resident of the borough for over 15 yrs, my involvement with community initiatives stemmed from being an Independent Custody Visitor in 2006 (up to date), and having witnessed the dynamic society that makes this the great borough that it is.

My background is in Aviation, Information Technlogy & IT Security, and I am honoured to be serving the HSNB as a board member and a respresentative on various partnership & pan-London initiatives.

Members representing other organisations are nominated by those organisations. The organisations that were asked to nominate members were Harrow Council (2 members), Harrow Independent Custody Visitors (1 Member), Harrow Victim Support (1 Member) and Harrow Youth Parliament (2 Members).

These organisations were selected as part of the Mayor of London’s Manifesto commitment.

Harrow Council

The current nominated representatives from Harrow Council for 2022-2023 to the HSNB are Councillor Anjana Patel (Conservative) and Councillor Kandy Dolor (Labour).

All matters related to the remit of the Harrow Council around local policing issues should be directed to them (contact details provided below from the Harrow Council website).

Councillor Anjana Patel Councillor Anjana Patel

Contact information

Correspondence address: 
Conservative Group Office
PO Box 2, Civic Centre
Station Road

Phone:  Group Office – 020 8424 1852

Email:  [email protected]

Profile Page on Harrow Council (External Website) – Click Here

Councillor Peymana AssadCouncillor Peymana Assad

Contact information

Correspondence address: 
Labour Group Office
PO Box 2, Civic Centre
Station Road

Phone:  Group Office – 020 8424 1897

Email:  [email protected]

Profile Page on Harrow Council (External Website) – Click Here

Metropolitan Police Service (MPS)

The board receives representation from the MPS through the NW Area BCU Commanders office who is the MPS single point of contact for HSNB.

At present, the MPS responsibility for Harrow Neighbourhoods is with Inspector Dai Rees who came into the position in 2022.


The board receive support from MOPAC through Tanya Silverman who is the MOPAC single point of contact for Harrow Borough.

British Transport Police (BTP)

The board receives representation from the BTP through the Regional BTP Commanders office.

Harrow Victim Support

Victim Support is represented by Kenny Tang who is the service delivery assistant responsible for Harrow.

Harrow Youth Parliament

Harrow Youth Parliament is represented by two young people, whose names we do not publicise.  For further information please visit http://www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk/

London Ambulance Service (LAS)

London Ambulance Service is represented on the HSNB by an appointed member.
For further information, please visit – London Ambulance Service

Harrow Independent Custody Visitors

Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs) are members of the local community who volunteer to visit police stations unannounced to check on the treatment and welfare of people held in police custody.

Their recommendations can require the police to make improvements for the welfare of detainees. Working as part of a local panel, they play a valuable role in maintaining public confidence in this important area of policing.

For further information, please visit – Independent Custody Visitors


London Fire Brigrade (LFB)

London Fire Brigade (LFB) is represented on the HSNB by an appointed representative.  For further information please visit London Fire Bridgade – Harrow



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