Metropolitan Police launch ‘walk and talk’ scheme with women to learn why they feel unsafe on London streets

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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Source: Metropolitan Police launch ‘walk and talk’ scheme with women to learn why they feel unsafe on London streets

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By / Published On: June 9th, 2021 / Tags: , , / Categories: Crime, News /

One Comment

  1. Sharon Smith 08/03/2022 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    When you google the walk and Talk scheme – lots of articles come up – but the link to how to apply seems hidden.
    I have applied via eventbrite – it’s confusing what comes back – a ticket but with no details in time / date / location.

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