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Crime Prevention Advice

Nobody thinks they’ll be a victim of crime until, of course, it happens. But if you’re clued in to the criminals’ tricks and tactics you can stay one step ahead. Browse for first-hand knowledge, industry best practices and practical crime prevention advice from officers and specialist teams all across the police.


Secured By Design:

A police initiative that improves the security of buildings and their immediate surroundings to provide safe places to live, work, shop and visit.


Cyber and Fraud:  and

The Little Book of Big Scams 5th edition is produced by the Metropolitan Police to make you and your customers aware of the latest and most prolific scams.


Counterfeit notes:

One of the Bank of England’s key responsibilities as a central bank is to maintain confidence in the currency. They are responsible for providing banknotes that you can use with the confidence that they are genuine.


Business guidance:

This is a resource for police and businesses to learn, share and support each other to prevent and combat crime. The site is packed with useful information, advice and case studies which will help fight crime affecting businesses, staff and their interests.


Find out more about our local Strand & Whitehall police team as well as stats and crime data for the area on the interactive crime map.

The Ward Panel forms part of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) structure of accountability, providing representatives to the Westminster Safer Neighbourhood Board as and when required. Meeting to provide a forum between Police and the community to assist with the response to local problems, the Panel has sole responsibility for establishing and reviewing policing priorities for the Strand and Whitehall Ward.


Report a crime online:

If you’ve witnessed or been the victim of crime, please report it here. It will help bring the offender to justice and make sure this doesn’t happen to anyone else. The information you provide here plays a huge part in how the Met Police plan taskings.


Report ASB online: