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

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

Harrow SNB - Public Meeting - 25th April 2019

Date: Thursday 25th April 2019 – Interactive Public Meeting with MPS Assistant Commissioner for Counter Terrorism, Neil Basu & Harrow Safer Neighbourhoods Inspector Tanya Sprunks

Location: Harrow Civic Centre, Council Chambers

Time: 6.30 pm registration of attendees for a 7.00 pm sharp start to finish by 9.00 pm

If you wish to submit your questions for the Harrow Police or the Assistant Commissioner for Counter Terrorism, please submit them via the following link in advance of the meeting so that we can try and get them answered during the course of the meeting.

Submit Your Question

Meeting Minutes

News & Events


Burglary Prevention Advice

BURGLARY PREVENTION ADVICE   Alarm plugged into a phone line so it notifies you if your alarm has been activated   Respond to person/s pressing bell or knocking at the door, from an upstairs window   Key locking chain on front door so family who are out are able to unlock the chain with a…

Modern Slavery could be present in your local neighbourhood

Modern Slavery could be present in your local neighbourhood Victims of modern slavery are forced into slave labour through coercion or mental or physical threat.  They may have been trafficked into the UK and often work in businesses such as: ·       Car washes ·       Nail bars ·       Cafes ·       Construction Workers with low level ‘jobs’…

Public Q&A – 8th November 2018

Question 1 – Hi, In Welldon Crescent HA1, (outside the Welldon Centre) we have a huge drugs dealing problem with regular drive by drop offs and other dealings. I have called the Police a few times and left messages asking for them to get back to me. Unfortunately, they are not responding so I’m not…

NHW Newsletter – October 2018

For those of you interested in all things Neighbourhood Watch (NW), please find attached the latest NW newsletter that, amongst other important information, includes advice about cyber and home security – click here to download and read the newsletter

Keyless Theft of Vehicles

What is a vicinity key? A vicinity vehicle key operates using an automatic signal. You only have to be near the vehicle, for it to intelligently detect the key is present. It will unlock and the key (or signal) only has to be present to press a button to turn on the engine. What is…

Twitter Q&A with BCU Commander Simon Rose on 9th October 2018 @ 6.00pm

Twitter Q&A session with borough commander Simon Rose on 09th October 2018 The questions below were sent in via the @MPSBarnet, @MPSBrent and @MPSHarrow Twitter accounts. The session was conducted on Tuesday 9th October 2018 at 6pm. The video responses by Simon Rose were uploaded to Twitter and have been recorded below.   “What do…

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: 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: LFB Pinner

Project Name: Anti-knife Crime

Location: Selected Harrow Schools & PRU

Delivery Organisation: Ben Kinsella Trust

Project Name: Youth Outreach Activities

Location: Harrow

Delivery Organisation: Ignite Trust

Project Name: Anti-crime, violence and ASB

Location: Selected Harrow Schools

Delivery Organisation: Synergy Theatre Group

Project Name: Anti-gang (Intervention)

Location: Selected Harrow Schools

Delivery Organisation: Growing Against Violence

Project Name: Knife Bin

Location: Harrow & Wealdstone

Project Name: Neighbourhood Engagement

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

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 Councillor Paul Osbornrepresentatives from Harrow Council are Councillor Paul Osborn (Conservative) and Councillor Krishna Suresh (Labour).

Councillor Paul Osborn is the Leader of the Conservative Group, Strategy, Partnerships & Community Safety Shadow Portfolio Holder.


Councillor Krishna Suresh is Community Cohesion & Crime Portfolio Holder for the borough of Harrow, and member of the Labour Party.Councillor Krishna Suresh

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/

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

London Ambulance Service (LAS)

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


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

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.

British Transport Police (BTP)

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



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