Street Watch

Introduction

Make a difference in your community by joining the GLMCC Street Watch team. In their free time, Street Watch volunteers patrol the local area in groups, providing a high visibility presence which helps to deter crime.

This is a non-confrontational role, you are not expected to get involved physically. Full training and equipment provided free of charge!

Hour long patrols take place at various days/times of the week to work around any other commitments that you may have.

How does it work?

StreetWatch has been kept really simple, it is about going for a walk with your neighbours, getting to know people in the area and building up a sense of community spirit.

We ask for a minimum of 2 hours a month but you can do as much as you like.The whole point of StreetWatch is about being that visible presence to DETER crime and anti-social behaviour, NOT deal with it- that’s our job. If you see something that needs to be dealt with, call us.

All members are vetted and trained; the training is very simple and just involves making sure that people are aware of what we are asking of them, this takes approx. 1 hour. After training we register members on the forum which enables you to communicate with us.

There must be 2 people on each walk for safety and you are given a high visibility jacket with “StreetWatch” on it so people know you are part of an organised group. After that you organise your own walks, go where you want to, for how long you want, when you want!

At the training people usually swap phone numbers and set up chat groups such as WhatsApp to organise the walks – all very simple and low key!

It really is up to the group themselves how much or little they do, StreetWatch is for the community, by the community.

If you are interested in volunteering, please submit your details via the below form and one of the team will be in touch.