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Love Your Doorstep Community Patrol - become a volunteer

Love Your Doorstep Community Patrol

Our Patrol Areas - Register as a Volunteer

We currently run Community Patrol Schemes in the following locations - if you are local to these areas and would like to join the patrols please follow the sign-up links and a member of our team will come back to you!

Our patrols head out Monday to Friday during term times. You can patrol as little or as often as you like. Once you register we will email you our "Code of Conduct" & "Safeguarding Policy" to read and sign. We also conduct a DBS check on you if you don't already have one, and then we can arrange to get you out!

Being part of the scheme is very fulfilling. You'll meet lovely new people, get your steps in, and be contributing to the safety of young people in your local area by being an adult presence in your community. You'll always patrol in twos and you will always have a team lead on patrols to guide you. Our scheme works in partnership with the Metropolitan Police.

Enfield Town - Volunteer Registration Link

The Enfield Town patrol head out Monday to Friday from 3.30pm to 5pm. Our meeting point is under the bandstand in the market square.

Edmonton Green - Volunteer Registration Link

The Edmonton Green patrol head out Monday to Friday from 3.30pm to 5pm, around the bus depo & Edmonton Green Train Station. The meeting point is the bus depo in Edmonton Green

Dulwich Village - Volunteer Registration Link

The Dulwich Village patrol head out Monday to Friday from to 5.30pm around the village and as far down as Herne Hill Station. The meeting point is Megans in the Hamlet.

West Dulwich - Volunteer Registration Link

The West Dulwich patrol head out Monday to Friday from 3.30pm to 5pm and have routes around West Dulwich Station and as far as Gypsy Hill. The meeting point is Kingsdale School.

Any questions please don't hesitate to contact [email protected]

The Love Your Doorstep Community Patrol is a community-led initiative based on street patrols. It is carried out by members of the public with no police powers. This is a positive initiative to help keep our children safe after school.

The Love Your Doorstep Community Patrol began in 2019 following a spate of attacks on schoolchildren in Enfield town centre.

A local school reached out to Love Your Doorstep’s Founder and CEO, Emma Rigby, who quickly brought together a group of influential people and organisations to find solutions to the growing problem of attacks on young people. Love Your Doorstep set about recruiting volunteers through its Social Media platform and via schools and the first Community Patrol set out in Enfield Town in March 2019 with the support of the Metropolitan Police.

The project has become a recognisable presence in the local community which sees its volunteers in high-vis jackets out after school 5 days a week during term time. Their presence has seen results by helping to lower antisocial behaviour and youth crime by a massive 48% in the town centre.Our patrol groups are managed by a Love Your Doorstep Community CIC coordinator who keeps a volunteer list and provides advice, guidance and support in consultation with the local police and other services.

Volunteers patrol in pairs and register each patrol on a google form. We do not patrol alone – we work as part of a team to provide a high visibility patrol capacity, maintaining public confidence and assurance through resource presence, reducing the fear of crime for the children and community, assisting in the prevention and reduction of incidents of crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour whilst promoting community safety for children after school.

If volunteers spot suspicious activity they report it to the police. Without putting ourself in danger, we retain as much information as we can as this is valuable to the police; such things as height, clothes, age etc – where an incident has happened. We are supportive to victims of crime, maybe contacting a family member or waiting with them until the police arrive.

We actively seek community information and intelligence to build a picture of local activity, making accurate and timely submissions of actionable intelligence on criminal activity, anti-social behaviour and vulnerability – information can be collated and given to the police.

To be a part of the Community Patrol please sign up here

We will get you registered to the database and arrange to add you into the WhatsApp group.

The patrol will be expanding to other areas of the borough. If you live in Edmonton or Southgate please also register your interest.

Contact Us at [email protected]

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