South Bank Patrol

5th April 2017 | Article By Lee Baker

South Bank Patrol provides extra visible law enforcement in the neighbourhood that has reduced the amount of anti-social behaviour and begging.

The patrol team has a range of police powers that allows them, for example, to require people to stop street-drinking and to provide evidence to convict illegal street traders. This was made possible after the team secured accreditation under the Community Service Accreditation Scheme.

Established in 2008, the patrol has forged relationships with the Metropolitan Police to secure convictions, and with local businesses and private security teams to ensure that the security issues important to them are responded to.