Become a volunteer for Street Watch

As a Street Watch volunteer, you with be helping to keep your community safe and get to meet new people.

West Mercia Police are looking for volunteers to join the Street Watch scheme.

The role of a Street Watch volunteer

As a volunteer you will walk along your local streets in groups and provide reassurance and engagement on local issues that matter most. Whilst you will not have any police powers, you will be work directly with the local policing team to report any issues or concerns you come across.

 

image of two people walking with a dog on a lead.
Volunteers have to be over the age of 18, will be provided with suitable training and a high vis jacket and will conduct patrols in groups of two or more. They will also receive stickers for lamp posts, windows and wheelie bins to display within the community.
The first Lawley Street watch patrol took place on Sunday 19 November 2023, which attracted a further volunteer, making the current total of three.
PC David Worrall, from the Lawley & Overdale Safer Neighbourhood Team said “the first walk went really well and we will be looking to conduct some further patrols in the future” and “that the community lead scheme allows local people to help keep their community safe, get some exercise, meet new people and improve community engagement“.
For more information on the Street Watch scheme or to become a volunteer please visit the West Mercia Police website or email citizensinpolicing@westmercia.police.uk
Posted in News, Safer Neighbourhood Team.