Police community support officers could be axed in London under new plans.

The Metropolitan Police will consider plans to axe all borough-based PCSOs at its Management Board meeting on September 29, it has been revealed.

The cuts could see neighbourhood policing teams reduced to just a single police officer for each ward despite having six officers – including three PCSOs, two PCs and a sergeant -only three years ago.

Harrow and Brent Labour London Assembly Member Navin Shah has called on the Mayor to halt the cuts and engage in meaningful consultation with communities.

He said: “This is the clearest sign yet that Government cuts are decimating London’s police force.

“Axing all of London’s PCSOs would be the final nail in the coffin for neighbourhood policing and mean far fewer officers on the beat in our communities acting as the eyes and ears of the Met.

“Boris Johnson has already cut neighbourhood police teams from six officers to only two.

“With at least £800m of expected cuts hanging over the Met, there is a real question as to whether the police service as we know it will exist in ten years’ time.”

According to the latest Metropolitan Police data, there are currently 28 PSCOs in Harrow, all of whom could all face the axe if these plans go ahead.

Across the capital as a whole axing local PCSOs entirely would mean over 1,000 officers lost from London’s streets.

The cuts would come on top of previous reductions in PCSO numbers with 82 or 74 per cent lost from Harrow’s streets since May 2010.