A new concept for crime deterrence, prevention and prosecution in 21st century London
How it works
Understanding the My Local Bobby service
Enrol individually or as a group. See our pricing plans for details.
Benefit from privileged access to our security personnel and tools.
Make and receive status and incident reports in your locality.
Creating a safer environment
How you benefit
Providing professional, uniformed, foot patrols to deliver a high-visibility deterrent in a defined area. Keeping you safe and secure 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Direct contact with your Bobby at all times on a dedicated mobile telephone. Track your Bobby online.
Providing a fast and professional response to any incident or alarm they are notified of.
Alarm and Incident response.
All the standard service benefits...
Access to a top City law firm. One hour free consultation.
Personal support from MLB's team of experienced detectives.
Personal cyber assessment.
Cyber penetration testing service.
CNN video report
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Bobby Adam on Patrol
Some of the issues faced daily by our bobbies.
“I am a Director of Hadley Wood Security Limited which is a company that exists to collect residents income and appoint a security company to provide patrol services 24/7 in the local area. MLB have recently won the tender and to summarise: they are in a different league. MLB are owned and operated by two ex-police Borough Commanders and to be honest, this really shows in their operational protocols. I have run this company for the past 15 years and we have never experienced service and professionalism on this level. The supervision and support provided by the management go way beyond what we expected. These guys really care about the people they protect and their own reputation and as far as I am concerned I couldn't recommend them highly enough. I am now looking to employ them in my personal business so hopefully that tells you all you need to know.”
“The service has been outstanding. It was a excellent collective decision to appoint My Local Bobby and I think the results of no crime on the road have vindicated this. In my 20 years of being a resident, I have never felt safer and the road is at last a beautiful residential road again. The bobbies are great and there is a fantastic element of a personal relationship with them all. So thanks for the great service and look forward to many more years of peace on our road.”
“We see the Bobbies from MLB patrolling the streets of Belgravia every day in their distinctive uniforms. It’s like having an old-fashioned Bobby on the Beat again, knowing you can rely on them to attend quickly. The streets feel safe again.”
“I live in Belgravia and was robbed in the early hours whilst returning home. The police were unable to attend. I called the team from My Local Bobby and within hours a highly experienced detective attended and commenced an investigation. Additional high visibility patrols were put in to support me. I cannot praise their response and efforts enough.”
"A great outfit - in terms of technical knowledge, bespoke service, efficiency and, especially, the staff with their subtle understanding of the human's need for protection. They made me feel very safe. In my book: 10 out of 10."
MLB in the newsEvening Standard
A drizzly night in Belgravia and the streets are deserted. A cab pulls up before Eaton Square’s stuccoed columns. The passenger in the back is metres from her front door — but drenched in De Beers and toting a £10,000 handbag, she doesn’t feel safe walking the distance alone. Thankfully she and her neighbours have their own immaculately turned-out private ‘policeman’ on speed dial to escort them safely home, an ex-copper or soldier who keeps an eye on their properties all day and who, should an ‘incident’ occur, has the power to arrest the perpetrator and launch his or her own investigation.
The country’s first ‘private police force’ is investigating hundreds of crimes that regular officers are too busy to look at. A firm led by former Scotland Yard senior officers has successfully prosecuted more than 400 criminals and is now carrying out murder inquiries. TM Eye, which has a 100 per cent conviction rate, is thought to bring more private prosecutions than any organisation besides the RSPCA. The company, the country’s first de-facto private police force, is operating against a backdrop of rising crime rates and police budget cuts.
“My Local Bobby offer a service that is revolutionary and necessary for any neighbourhood. They are a professional, dedicated and committed team of security experts, from a policing background, who offer real outcomes to clients to protect the streets and manage incidents or crime where it occurs.”
Common questions and answers
Can the ‘Bobbies’ arrest people?
Any person can arrest a person committing an indictable offence or who has committed an indictable offence (The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 Section 24A as amended by The Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005). The ‘Bobbies’ have training and experience to enable them to gather evidence and where required detain a suspect who has or is committing a crime.
If I am a victim of crime how can MLB assist?
Your local ‘Bobby’ will attend immediately to ensure your safety and security. They will secure exhibits and forensics for police. Where required an experienced career detective from TM Eye will be allocated and attend to carry out a thorough investigation in support of the police and will manage the interaction with police to ensure every investigative opportunity is followed up.
Can MLB prosecute offenders?
Yes. MLB is supported by TM Eye, the UK’s most successful private prosecutor. TM Eye detectives will gather evidence and build a criminal case. Where the police or CPS will not proceed and evidence exists that ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ and it is in the public interest, TM Eye will prosecute on behalf of the client in the criminal court.
How will I contact my ‘Bobby’ if needed?
All ‘Bobbies’ are tracked in live time. A client can see where they are at all times. All clients have a direct mobile number that will be answered immediately by their local Bobby. Clients can use FaceTime, text or WhatsApp to ‘chat’ or pass information. MLB management monitor all communication and will supervise and respond where necessary. MLB use twitter, Facebook, Instagram and their web site to pass information to clients and the local residents.
As featured in 'The Sunday Times' and 'Evening Standard',
'My Local Bobby Ltd' is the development of 'TM-Eye Ltd' providing bespoke protective services to residents and businesses in small areas known as micro-beats. The service operates on a subscription basis to keep individual costs as affordable as possible.
Our aim is to work with all parties that have a vested interest in solving crime and anti-social behaviour problems thereby delivering sustainable improvements to the quality of life for all.
'TM-Eye Ltd' was formed in 2007 and has established itself as a leading organisation in conducting overt and covert investigations into intellectual property and fraud offences. This has been delivered through the work of our highly experienced detectives and cyber experts.
To date, working with our legal partners, the organisation has undertaken over 400 private criminal prosecutions with 100% conviction rate. This is seen as the 'pursue' and 'prosecute' element to our work.
'My Local Bobby Ltd' is simply the element that 'prevents', 'deters' and 'solves' crime and anti-social behaviour problems in defined areas through bespoke solutions.
David retired from The Metropolitan Police Service as a Detective Chief Inspector in 2008 where he became one of the most effective detectives in dismantling organised crime networks. He formed TM-Eye, the parent company to MLB, to investigate the supply of counterfeit goods and undertake private criminal prosecutions. TM-Eye is now the most effective and respected private organisation in this field and has teams focusing globally on luxury goods, tobacco, pharmaceuticals and design rights along with high value frauds. This is supported by covert experts and a new office being established in India. To date over 400 private prosecutions have been undertaken with a 100% conviction rate. David saw TM-Eye as the “catch’ and ‘convict’ arm of the organisation and had the vision to form MLB as the front end to ‘prevent’ and ‘deter’ crime and anti social behaviour. David continually advises high-profile clients and organisations from the worlds of commerce and media on matters of corporate and private security / investigation.
Tony retired from The Metropolitan Police Service as The Borough Commander for Newham where he led over 800 staff in delivering highly successful policing services over 3-years.
He was the driving force in building statutory partnerships and forging business collaborations across the borough. This included working with a major London exhibition centre to host the largest counter terrorism awareness input for UK businesses ever held.
In 31-years-service he worked in the investigations of homicide, organised crime, safeguarding and crime prevention through community engagement.
Tony carried out complex project management assignments and acted as an advisor to The Home Office.
Since March 2017 he has led MLB in the delivery of bespoke services to high profile clients and UHNI.
Tony has personally prepared and overseen the delivery of crisis management training, business continuity assessments, business process reviews and CCTV audits for clients and foreign governments.
Ahmet IzzetOperations Manager
Having spent 4 years in the miltary Ahmet Izzet took up an offer of a route into the private security world, he saw this as a great opportunity and chose to further his career in this sector.
Ahmet Izzet, current Operations lead of MLB Ltd, has now been in security and risk management for 12-years.
Having spent time abroad in his 1st assignment as a private CPO, Ahmet has been able to gain valuable experience in testing conditions, allowing him to identify both strengths and weaknesses while working in a Close Protection team.
Since entering the private security industry, Ahmet has been privately hired to manage and plan recruitment and operational aspects of contracted tasks for large and medium sized operations. These have included several high profile events and visits of high net-worth individuals and dignitries within the UK and abroad.
As a result of his success, he has been commissioned by several of the UK’s leading Security organisations to carry out the same duties.
Ahmet Izzet joined MLB in a senior role to be part of a successful business and grow with the company.
Areas of operation: Middle East, Africa, Turkey.
Fluent in English and Turkish
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