Street Team – patrol updates in the Knightsbridge area

The BID’s daily uniformed patrols are making a real difference to the security and safety of the Knightsbridge area, supporting businesses and helping members of the public.

The team are also in the process of working on short joint patrols with Neighbourhood Police Officers and Wardens from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to maximise the security impact and make the district even safer.

Following some recent changes to new permanent patrol staff, please allow us to introduce you to:

Oumar Ball

Oumar has been with the Street Team for over four years, specialising in public space security, and has worked within private security across the globe for more than 20-years.

Big in stature and with a personality to match. He loves working in London and feels he is a member of each community that he operates in.

Oumar speaks English, Arabic, French and Spanish and is always happy and willing to assist with translating when required.

Mitchell Haynes

Mitchell has worked for the Street Team for six months on public security patrols and has five years’ experience in this area of security. He loves working in central London because of its pace and energy.

Increased Street Team hours and presence

The Street Team are pleased to announce a return to their seven days per week service from 3rd October, 2022. Looking ahead, patrol times will be:

Monday 9:30am – 7:30pm
Tuesday 9:30am – 7:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am – 7:30pm
Thursday 9:30am – 7:30pm
Friday 10:30am – 8:30pm
Saturday 10:30am – 8:30pm
Sunday 10:30am – 6:30pm

Reporting crime and antisocial behaviour

Ongoing challenges from aggressive begging, shoplifting and groups of youths forcefully seeking sponsorship for a non-existent boxing club are just some of the issues the BID’s Security Team has been working on recently. These matters can often go unreported, leaving police unaware and unable to deal with the issues. Please report any non-emergencies by calling 101, or report issues online here.

For an in-person introduction please call the Street Team directly on 07496 222860. They will be very happy to visit and help you with any necessary security advice and support.