Secured by Design member company Premier Security and Fire Consultants have been thanked by the Metropolitan Police for their work on the Met’s award-winning Youth and Community Centre Safety Scheme.
The Youth and Community Centre Safety Scheme is a blue light collaboration between the Metropolitan Police Service, London Fire Brigade, London Ambulance Service and Secured by Design (SBD) which has been creating safer places for staff and members of the community to enjoy educational, diversionary and community-based activities.
Neil Johns, Managing Director at Premier Security and Fire Consultants, was thanked by the Met for going “above and beyond to forge relationships and collaborate with communities and other Blue Light Services to deliver this innovative project on time and in budget.” Neil’s work, commitment and passion for the Youth and Community Centre Safety Scheme, which has resulted in safer places for communities and young people to use, safer places for staff to work and sustainability of this vital community resource, was also highlighted.
Neil Johns said: “To see this scheme develop from concept to reality has been truly amazing and to know that Premier’s designs and security systems have been embraced by the Youth and Community Centre Safety Scheme is incredibly rewarding and pleasing for us. Working alongside the Designing Out Crime Officers has been an education and I believe we have all benefited from the collaboration.”
Lyn Poole, Secured by Design, said: “I have had the privilege to be part of a working group with a team of committed and professional people from the London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade, spearheaded by the dedicated Designing Out Crime Team at the Metropolitan Police. This scheme is just one of the many additional projects these four Met Police teams undertake on top of their everyday role.
“SBD member companies such Premier Security and Fire Consultants, spearheaded by Neil Johns, have been chosen to work on the project as they are able to provide doors, glazing, access control systems and bespoke panels which are perfect for the premises concerned. They will keep everyone safe, reduce the fear of crime, and will deter offenders from choosing the locations to commit violent crimes.
“I have worked with Neil for a number of years and he is always innovating and thinking of ways to ensure that his products remain at the forefront when it comes to safety.
“I hope other large towns and cities across the UK take note of the Youth and Community Centre Safety Scheme and look to adopt it too.”