Trident and Area Crime Command
Tackling gang violence is a key priority for the Metropolitan Police Service. The Trident Gang Crime Command has responsibility for tackling gang violence and the prevention and investigation of all non-fatal shootings in London, regardless of the victim’s background.
Who we are
Tackling gang violence is a key priority for the MPS. The Trident Gang Crime Command has responsibility for tackling gang violence and the prevention and investigation of all non fatal shootings in London.
Head of the Command
T/Detective Chief Superintendent Kevin Southworth joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1997 serving in both uniform and detective roles in Hammersmith and Fulham.
History of Trident
The Trident Gang Crime Command was launched on the 8 February last year (2012). Historically Trident focused primarily on gun crime and homicide within the black community. The launch last year saw Trident re-focus its efforts through a new command.
Independent Advisory Group
We now have over 30 members of the IAG including several founding members. The vast majority of new members are from the 18 Ending Gang Youth Violence (EGYV) boroughs and are members of local borough IAGs.
Getting involved in gangs can ruin a young person’s life. With a criminal record it can be harder to get a job or into further education, while being involved in violence can lead to getting arrested, sent to prison, seriously injured or even killed.
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