The new “walk and talk” scheme will see 25 female neighbourhood officers buddying up with local women to walk the streets of south London and hear of their “ experiences , concerns and reflections”, the Met announced on Wednesday morning.
Sgt Becky Perkins, who leads the initiative, said it would build trust with women who don’t feel completely safe walking London’s streets.
She said: “Recent events have heightened concerns around violence amongst women in London, and the Met understands and shares those concerns. We appreciate and acknowledge public concern and anger, and the desire for action to be taken which keeps women and girls safe. We agree.
“No woman should feel unsafe walking the streets or taking public transport.
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