Best Parks and Events Police in the UK

Wandsworth Parks and Events Police are the first in the UK to attain a Level 5 NVQ Event Safety/Policing.Police NVQ with Mayor 15 June 2016

They join event managers from venues and events across the world in the receiving this significant qualification. An official certificate presentation took place on Wednesday 15 June to mark the special occasion.

The qualification covers a mixture of experiential learning activities, theory and practice related to real time scenarios. This is one of the only programmes in the UK that uses scenario based learning to ensure that everyone taking part not only learns the theory but actually applies this in practice.Steve Biggs Parks Police 15 June 2016

Professor Chris Kemp who teaches the course also trains the Scottish Police Force in crowded space issues and prepared them for their work at the Commonwealth Games. The programme supports all learning styles and specifically focuses on practical delivery which ensures that all of this taking part are ready to hit the ground running after the course.

Professor Kemp said:

“The participants on this programme were particularly receptive to the teaching methods as their event delivery is on a day to day basis both in and out of doors which makes their role particularly arduous.

Wandsworth Parks and Events Police work across the borough and are responsible for the routine patrolling of the parks, commons and open spaces within Wandsworth; the enforcement of byelaws, Dog Control Orders and other park regulations; and the policing of events. A key date in their calendar is the annual Wandsworth Council Battersea Park Fireworks event which attracts 50,000 people from London and around the world. Tickets go on sale in September through


NVQ in Event Safety/Policing

The professional certificate in Event and Crowd Safety is a Level 5 Certificate credit Rated by Edinburgh Napier University and worth 10 credits at University level.


Wandsworth Council Battersea Park Fireworks

Saturday 5 November, Battersea Park

Tickets on sale in September 2016

Wandsworth Council’s Battersea Park fireworks display is managed and delivered by Enable’s Events Team.

One of the biggest highlights of the year in Wandsworth and across London, is the annual Battersea Park Fireworks display. A great night for families and friends, with lots of entertainment and fun.

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