Safer Merton is a community safety partnership aimed at reducing crime in Merton. It’s made up of statutory agencies in Merton who work together to develop and implement strategies to tackle crime and disorder. The agencies are:


Safer Merton teams

The partnership is made up of the following cross agency teams:

Community safety team

The community safety team manages the current strategic priorities of the partnership and works with the police and other agencies to reduce actual crime.

Anti-social behaviour team

The anti-social behaviour team works with the police, registered social landlords and other partners to use all the tools and powers available to tackle anti-social behaviour.

CCTV team

The CCTV team operate 200 permanent cameras in town centres, community shopping areas, housing estates, car parks and other council property in Merton.

Drug and alcohol action team

The drug and alcohol action team are responsible for delivering the government’s drugs strategy of reducing demand, restricting supply, building recovery and supporting people to live a drug-free life.

Fire brigade team

The fire brigade team aims a reducing the number of fires and fire service related calls. They give advice to the community on fire safety and supervise fire safety inspection work.

Neighbourhood wardens

Neighbourhood wardens patrol estates and homes owned by Merton Priory Homes. They report environmental crimes such as graffiti, abandoned vehicles, fly tipping and anti-social behaviour.


Merton has 20 safer neighbourhood teams. The officers in these teams patrol the neighbourhood, meet the community and identify and deal with any crimes and issues that arise.

Prolific and other priority offenders (PPOs)

The prolific and other priority offenders team work with persistent offenders who pose the greatest threat to the safety and confidence of their community.

Safer Merton contact details

Phone: 020 8545 4146