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Help prevent crime before it happens

You can get advice from Avon and Somerset Police on how to keep yourself and others safe, and help stop crime and anti-social behaviour in your community. Find out more.

Ever thought about being the next PCC?

Sue Mountstevens is offering a unique opportunity to shadow her. Sue wants to encourage a greater diversity of candidates for directly elected roles at the next PCC election in 2020.

The scheme is open to all but it is hoped that under-represented groups of people including women, BME, LGBT and disabled people will consider applying to ensure greater representation from across the communities of Avon and Somerset.

If you are interested find out more on the PCC website.

Are you interested in scrutinising the police?

Why not join one of the PCC’s panels looking at complaints or police powers or police custody or the use of out of court disposal orders. There are a number of ways you can support the work of the PCC and take an active role in scrutising the police on behalf of local people. Find out more on the PCC website.

Volunteer Roles

Volunteering within Avon and Somerset Constabulary provides you with an opportunity to work alongside police officers and staff, gaining valuable skills and experience within a professional and public organisation. It offers the opportunity to meet new people and work as part of a team, engage and interact with people from different communities and backgrounds whilst making a positive contribution to the local community.

Find out more on the police website.

Interested in being a Special?

Avon and Somerset Constabulary is continuously open for Specials recruitment.

Specials perform a minimum monthly average of 16 hours’ duty, spread evenly throughout the year, exclusive of training.

You can read more on the Constabulary website.

To find out more about recruitment of Special Constables, please visit:
avonandsomerset.police.uk/about-us/recruitment/special-constabulary

Join a Watch

Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) is about you and your neighbours, coming together to have a say in the issues that matter to you in your community.

To find out more about the benefits of NHW and how to get involve visit the police website.

Also rural crimes can really be reduced by the use of Watch schemes. By using your knowledge and awareness of what is happening on and around your land, you can help to reduce crime and deter criminals. You can help by joining Farm Watch or Horse Watch. Find out more on the Constabulary website.

Community Speedwatch

Volunteers monitor vehicle speed at approved locations, send the information to the police and then the police write a warning to the driver who was speeding. Community SpeedWatch is a positive example of the use of the community itself to raise awareness and educate those who cause risk and harm in our community.

Find out more about how you could get actively involved in road safety.

If you own a business

If you own a business and are interested in protecting it from cyber-crime, you could join the CiSP (Cyber Information Sharing Partnership). This is a secure platform for UK-registered companies or other legal entities which operate networks and would like to share threats they have identified and benefit from the sharing of information and advice. For further details visit www.cert.gov.uk/cisp Also if you are interested in joining the Business Crime Forum contact the PCC’s office. If you want to be more generally informed about your area sign up for the Constabulary’s newsletter by visiting their website.

This Police and Crime Plan articulates a vision for policing in Avon and Somerset that I share with the Police and Crime Commissioner. By working towards the Police and Crime Plan and taking steps to be as agile, efficient and cost-effective as we can, we aim to be an outstanding force providing an effective, efficient and legitimate service that our staff, officers, volunteers and the people we serve can rely on and be proud of

Chief Constable Andy Marsh
Andy Marsh