Law And Order

Generally Shortlands is one of the most crime-free wards in the whole Borough of Bromley. The SRA is part of the Shortlands Safer Neighbourhood Ward Panel, which includes our local police, residents and Councillors. When it meets every two months the Panel reviews the current local crime picture and agrees law enforcement priorities in the Ward for the future – currently tackling theft of and from motor vehicles, tackling anti-social behaviour, including speeding, and safeguarding vulnerable people.

This section of our website includes a fortnightly update on crime in Shortlands Ward and, when necessary, warnings about scams being run in our area. Below is the latest fortnightly crime report, prepared by our PCSO Adam Charles…

Online Banking - the use of online banking or Smartphone/Tablet banking apps has grown. To stay safe banking online, protect your password and personal details to stop criminals accessing your accounts. Many banks provide one-time passcodes sent to your device when setting up payments. Never...

From our DWO PCSO Adam Charles: Dear Residents Please see below the crime record for the period to 31st October 2020. Very pleasing to see there were no burglaries. Vehicle crime still seems to be the biggest crime problem on the ward.  Remember take valuable items out of your...

Dear Residents Please find below the crime record for the period from 1st Oct to 15th Oct. Generally speaking things are going well.  Catalytic convertor theft still seems to be happening a lot across the borough so remember to try and park in the garage or with the...

Dear Residents Please find below the crime record for the period from 16th Sept to 30 Sept 2020. Please take note of the recent fraud offence.  Companies would not contact you by phone in this way if you were owed a refund and then direct you to...

Please be aware that there is a telephone scam doing the rounds purporting to be from Amazon/Amazon Prime. By all accounts, several residents have received such a call and even been caught by it, giving their personal/bank details. We understand that Amazon would never call anyone...

If you are experiencing noise nuisance your first call should be to the environmental health team at Bromley council. Their contact details are via email ehts.customer@bromley.gov.uk or telephone 0300 303 8657. You can also find their webpage at https://www.bromley.gov.uk/info/412/pollution_control_-_noise/453/reporting_noise_problems You will be sent information on how to set install...

Dear Residents Please find below the crime record for the period from 1st Sept to 15th Sept 2020. Looking at the four crimes reported, when it comes to vehicle security, try and park the rear of your vehicle against a wall to make sliding under to steal...

As always, there are also scams to warn you about. One recent scam is aimed at the over 75’s regarding TV licences and appears as a form to fill out, complete with an area for banking details. This could appear as an email or a...

Bromley has seen an increase in catalytic converter thefts over the past couple of months. Although Hayes and Coney Hall have only had a few reported it is well worth remembering some of the crime prevention advice around this; especially as there are lots of...

Dear Residents Please find below the crime record for the period 16th August to 31st August 2020. Two thefts from motor vehicles and two burglaries occurred during the fortnight.  Both thefts from the motor vehicle offences were catalytic convertor thefts.  The best way to stop your catalytic...