Parks police service

The Parks Police Service provides a reassuring uniformed presence across the almost ninety parks and open spaces in the Royal Borough and in Hammersmith & Fulham. . The team of one Inspector, five Sergeants and thirty Constables have police powers within the parks and a duty to ensure that the parks remain safe and welcoming places for everyone.  The service is part of the Council’s Environment, Leisure and Resident’s Services Department.

They assist in delivering both borough’s commitment to do all they can to reduce crime and anti social behaviour, by working with local communities and park users  to identify concerns and adopt a problem solving approach to resolve them.

The service also has a key role in responding to any major incidents in the boroughs  and staff are able to monitor CCTV systems covering a number of parks.

Service is provided 365 days a year during daylight hours and some late patrols are also organised to tackle specific problems.

 Parks Police duties include:

  • reporting crime within the parks
  • detaining offenders
  • enforcing byelaws and the borough dog control orders
  • security at park events
  • dog chipping, dog shows and cycle marking
  • attending park user group meetings
  • locking certain parks
  • lost property in parks 
  • truancy patrols

The service can be contacted on 020 7938 8190 or 079 7312 4066 or by email to parkspolice@rbkc.gov.uk  or write to Parks Police Service, The Stable Yard, Holland Park, London.  W8 6LU

Community Safety

The Council, police and partners in the Community Safety Partnership are working together to reduce crime, antisocial behaviour and increase feelings of safety among residents, businesses and visitors.

In an emergency always ring 999

For Metropolitan Police (Non Emergency) ring 0300 123 1212

Parks Police

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