Streatham Police Update - April 2018

In response to incidents of concern, most of which have occurred in the central and northern wards of the borough, a Section 60 Order (Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994) was authorised Sunday the 8th of April an on Monday the 9th of April giving power to stop and search if an officer has reasonable grounds to believe an individual has been involved in a crime or thinks that they are in possession of a prohibited item, such as a weapon. Additionally, extra officers were deployed to Lambeth for two weeks to assist with patrols, weapon sweeps and CCTV led stop and search.