Street Watch

Street Watch Redbridge

An opportunity for you to make your community safer.

Street Watch is a community partnership led by members of the public who kindly volunteer their time to create safer, more cohesive neighbourhoods for us all. As a Street Watch member, you would provide high visibility reassurance in neighbourhoods by patrolling the streets in pairs, and reporting any suspicious activity and street-care issues.

 

Join for a safer neighbourhood

To help bring people together and create safer neighbourhoods.

Street Watch is run by the community, for the community and provides support for the Police and Redbridge Council via the prompt reporting of a crime, suspicious activity, anti-social behaviour and street-care issues.

Schedules are developed around your availability, and you also have the option to cycle whilst on patrol. A Neighbourhood Ward Coordinator also provides contact at the beginning and end of every patrol.

 

Being a Street Watch volunteer

Volunteers will plan their own patrol routes with the support of the Ward coordinator. Street Watch is not owned or managed by the Police or Redbridge Council, so you will never be tasked directly.

The programme is designed so residents can look out for each other in their community, and compliment any Neighbourhood Watch scheme already in operation.

 

Join Street Watch

If you would like the opportunity to become a Street Watch member and help make Redbridge even safer, you will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check, which we will carry out for free on your behalf.

Apply for a DBS check through our online form.

Once you have submitted details for your DBS check, you will be invited to meet a member of staff via Skype, Microsoft or Zoom meetings, where your identification documents can be checked and verified. If you are unable to meet in this way, there will be an opportunity to meet in person at the  Ley Street Depot, 531 Ley Street, Ilford, Essex, IG2 7QZ on a date and time to be determined.

For guidance and information on DBS checks and documents required please visit the GOV.UK information pages.

 

Volunteer training

Volunteers will be invited to attend a training event which will be hosted on Microsoft Teams and run by the Police Ward Safer Neighbourhood Teams. At the conclusion of training and with your DBS check complete, you will be covered by Public Liability Insurance, issued with your Street Watch kit and you’ll be ready to start patrolling.

If you require any further information about Street Watch Redbridge, contact: StreetWatchDBS@redbridge.gov.uk

This is a non-confrontational role aimed at increasing the number of capable guardians within our communities. As a volunteer you will engage with your local community explaining what Street Watch is and encouraging people to get to know their neighbours.

 

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