Lewisham is home to a vast population of young people and has undergone some regeneration with a shopping centre located in Lewisham High Street. The borough has a varied landscape with some leafy suburbs. Lewisham Police work closely with the local authority and other agencies such as the Lewisham Community Police Consultative Group to discuss aspects of policing, community safety and related issues which matter to the communities of Lewisham.
Public safety is our number one priority and we will always focus our disruption activity against those posing the greatest threat.
Police were called at just after 16:00hrs on Wednesday, 15 October to a collision in Downham Way, Lewisham.
Contrary to a report on social media, police in Lewisham have not received reports of an attempted kidnap in Lewisham High Street.
Brought to justice
A man who held a woman hostage whilst repeatedly raping her has today, 11 September, been jailed for 14 years.
A woman has been jailed for 11 months for making false allegations to police about a man she claimed was harassing and threatening her
Detectives are appealing for information following a burglary in Lewisham in which a number of distinctive items of jewellery were stolen.
Police in Lewisham have released images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a number of burglaries across Lewisham.
There are a number of ways you can get in touch with us depending on the request type and urgency. Remember, if it's an emergency always dial 999 - Our non emergency contact number is 101 .
Lewisham has 19 Safer Neighbourhoods Teams. You can find them on the Lewisham Safer Neighbourhoods team page.