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Community safety volunteer opportunities

​Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch can help reduce crime and the fear of crime in areas where it is actively in operation.

Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinators are the link between members and the police and lead the scheme with the support of the neighbourhood watch manager.

Dog Watch

Dog Watch is a neighbourhood watch scheme for dog walkers. When you’re out walking your dog in the early mornings or evenings you may see and hear things relating to crime, anti-social behaviour or other suspicious activity.

Helping Hands Project

The Helping Hands Project is run by Jigsaw4u help adults, young people and children in Merton who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence​.

Special constables

Special constables are volunteer police who work alongside regular police officers for at least 16 hours a month.

Independent custody visitors

Merton Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs) are members of the local community who visit Wimbledon police station unannounced to check on the welfare of people in police custody. ICVs make one visit each week, in pairs, on a rota basis.

MET Volunteers

The Met Police Volunteers (MPV) programme gives members of the public the opportunity to support the MPS and be there for London.

Victim Support

As a Victim Support volunteer, you will trained to support victims from the first time you meet them until they feel strong enough to move forward on their own.