*The Hockley Heath Street Watch team advised that they are not currently looking for volunteers*
Message from the Neighbourhood Policing Team
Good Afternoon Hockley Heath, I hope you are well.
Would you like to be a part of a community led initiative to keep your area safe?
Street Watch is a community-led initiative based on street patrols carried out by members of the public with no police powers.
Groups are managed by a volunteer co-ordinator who keeps a volunteer list and provides advice, guidance and support in consultation with the local police.
Volunteers patrol in pairs or small groups and register each patrol on a website. If volunteers spot suspicious activity they should report it to the police but not get involved.
Street Watch is about citizenship not policing by providing visible reassurance and appropriate engagement around local issues that matter most to your community.
Research shows that the presence of a capable guardian within a community reduces crime and anti-social behaviour.
All you need to commit is two hours of your time a month for your community.
If you are interested in joining your local street watch team please reply to this message or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you have registered your interest we will arrange a training session for you to attend.
Please be aware that we are currently recruiting for our Bentley Heath scheme as a priority.