On the 11th September 2009 the St. James and Old Malden Safer Neighbourhoods Watch Base at 122 Malden Road KT3 6DD was officially opened by the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames-Councillor Ian R McDonald.
The event was hosted by the Borough Commander of Kingston Police-Chief Superintendent Martin Greenslade. Other police officers, PCSOs, the MP Edward Davey and guests were also present.
The base does not offer front counter facilities. However, it provides staff with a meeting room, storage for bicycles and IT and locker facilities. The moving of staff from Surbiton Police Station to this location has the advantage of them being closer to their wards.
The opening of the base is part of a sustained policy to place ward officers closer to the communities they serve. The Safer Neighbourhoods programme is focusing local policing with police and partners working with the community to identify and deal with issues of concern in their local neighbourhood. The aim of a more visible and accessible policing presence is to increase public reassurance and interaction with local police.
SGT - Alex Cooper
PC - Tommy Hill
PC - Farabi Ahmed
PCSO - Chris Hamilton, Linda Taylor, Amy Cope
Tel. Numbers - 07876 791259, 0208 721 2517
SGT - Andrew Rice
PC - Neil Luttig, Steve Clarke
PCSO - Scott Brodie, Ryan Kibbey, Lisa Swaine, Michael De Costa
Tel. Numbers - 07876 476044, 0208 721 2595
For further information http://www.met.police.uk/