An integral part of London Shomrim is our community safety patrol, which operates 6 evenings a week, resting only for Shabbos and Yom Tov.
Our dedicated volunteers give their valued time to patrol the local neighbourhood, acting as the ears and eyes of the police, facilitating the arrest and prosecution of hundreds of criminals every year.
All Shomrim volunteers go through an extensive screening and training process to ensure that they can cope with the pressure and act exclusively within the law. Every Shomrim volunteer receives training in counter-terrorism and first aid, as well as training on crime prevention by the Metropolitan police.
All Shomrim volunteers are DBS checked. While on patrol, they wear stab-proof vests and carry an ID card, a two-way radio, and a first aid kit.
Because of their unparalleled knowledge of the local area, our volunteers are able to gather evidence that would otherwise be unavailable to the police, as well as prevent crimes before they happen.
While on patrol, Shomrim volunteers protect all members of the community, regardless of race or religion, creating an environment where local residents of diverse backgrounds know that Shomrim’s neighbourhood patrols can be relied on to act with professionalism and compassion.
We believe that Shomrim provides a model of how ordinary people can organise to assist the police and local government in making the community safer for everyone.