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Gordon Barlow MBE

Gordon Barlow MBE

Gordon retired in 2013 as a Sergeant with the Metropolitan Police after serving 36 years mainly in West London but other inner city boroughs.

Awarded an MBE for his policing services to the community as part of the Queen’s Birthday honours list shows his commitment and passion about the work he does to help with crime reduction and community safety.

He is an excellent source of knowledge and information in relation to policing matters and has developed excellent working relationships with Headteachers, and community members over the years regularly giving advice support and information.

Managing the Borough Youth Office over the years and a dedicated staff team that was responsible for managing behaviour and attendance in schools has meant that he has represented on several panels and boards in relation to vulnerable young people at risk which included the Critical Incidents and is also a School Governor.

His team has delivered over 1500 workshops to schools locally, lead on borough wide Initiatives like the junior citizen’s programme and he has been instrumental in establishing PMNW (Prison Me No Way) with colleagues in Hammersmith and Fulham and SNAC (Safer Neighbourhood Annual Challenge). He has delivered Personal Safety, Self-Defence workshops to colleges, primary schools and other community groups.

He was actively involved in Ms Dorothy.com and the Princes Trust and travelled as far afield as South Africa to carry on delivering important crime reduction messages – as well as delivering workshops for the Alcohol Trust.

Having worked alongside Toni for a number of years – they have together worked on National Campaigns such as lockinlogon Crime prevention for and by young people and other community based initiatives/launches. He is still involved in the work of the Attendance Center which serves South West and West London managing young offender programmes.

A passionate football enthusiast he has developed many youth football teams in his own time to keep young people out of trouble and is an enthusiastic referee. Now in retirement Gordon has more time to continue with his community initiatives and school behaviour management which is a role that he is not only passionate but cares much for.

If you would like Gordon to deliver a workshop for you or work with any young person at risk make an enquiry on the contact page.

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