London’s 26 Shomrim volunteers are on call 24/7, actively working to prevent crime and increase safety for the whole community, by working closely with the police, inter-community leaders and other agencies.
Shomrim has been at the forefront of recognising and addressing issues to build stronger relationships between the diverse communities and government agencies, not only winning the respect of the police and politicians throughout the city, but also international acclaim for our unprecedented success.
In the past 10 years, Shomrim has made monumental achievements in our efforts to promote racial harmony.
- Community Safety Patrols
- 24-hour hotline
- Child Safeguarding
- Public Information
- Inter-Community Relations
Acting as the “eyes and ears” of the community, we assist the over-stretched emergency forces, using our local knowledge to gather vital evidence, respond to local incidents, prosecute criminals and marshal additional assistance when
needed, for example, to locate a missing person.
We are constantly adapting to meet the changing needs of the Stamford Hill area, for example, combating rising knife crime, and assisting the local Islamic community to protect itself from violence.
Today, Shomrim is proud of the Jewish values on which it is based. However, we are absolutely committed to helping everyone without prejudice, and believe that by using the resources of the Jewish community to benefit everyone, we are creating a kiddush Hashem (sanctification of God’s name), and helping to deflate anti-Semitism.
In the midst of a capital struggling with rising rates of crime, London Shomrim is a success story demonstrating how local communities can mobilise to create a safer community for everyone.