Getting Involved

Special Constables

If you have concerns about day-to-day crime and disorder issues, or would like to get involved, please contact your local team. Select your borough by typing your post-code into the search facility or using the left-hand side drop-down list.

Become a Ward Panel Member

A ward is a neighbourhood within your borough. Each ward has a dedicated Safer Neighbourhoods team. Each ward has a panel made up of members of the community who live or work within that ward. This panel meets regularly to discuss the concerns facing the local community around crime and anti-social behaviour, and sets the priorities the local police team will tackle. They also get involved in working with the police team and local partner agencies such as the council to find lasting solutions to these priorities.

CPEG - Community and Police Engagement Group

Representatives from Safer Neighbourhood Panels sit on their Borough’s Community and Police Engagement Group (CPEG). These provide a forum in which local people can engage their local police, the local council, the police authority and each other in constructive discussion and debate about strategic policing, crime and community safety issues in their borough.(see related links for the CPEG handbook)

Youth Ward Panels

Every Safer Neighbourhoods team is now looking to set up a youth ward panel similar to the adult ward panel above. Young people on this panel will be involved in setting policing priorities that matter to them and work with the police and wider community to resolve them.

Become a Key Individual Network member

Similar to a ward panel, a Key Individual Network (KIN) member helps the local Safer Neighbourhoods team to identify issues and understand the thoughts and feelings of the local community. Instead of meeting, a KIN member may choose to be contacted by telephone, email or mail, or attend less formal meetings with the local police team. They may be asked to carry out surveys about crime and anti-social behaviour in the community, get involved in supporting an initiative or campaign, or be asked their thoughts on a particular local issue.

Both Ward Panel and KIN members come from all walks of life. They can be residents and/or local business people who have a real commitment and drive to make their community a safer place. They work closely with the local police team to represent the thoughts, feelings and concerns of the local community and ensure your dedicated Safer Neighbourhoods team are working to resolve what matters to your community.

Special Constables

You could join the Metropolitan Police Constabulary, giving your time to become an officer with full police powers.

For more information and how to apply, see related links.


There are other ways of making your neighbourhood safer.

Why not consider becoming a volunteer? There are a variety of ways to get involved, either in your community or at a police station.

For more information and how to apply, see related links.

Volunteer Police Cadets

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Volunteer Police Cadets (VPC) is a youth diversion/youth engagement programme for young people living in the 32 Boroughs that comprise London.
The VPC offers fantastic opportunities for youth in a wide range of activities designed to enhance their life and citizenship skills.

For more information and how to apply, see related links.

Police Community Support Officer Recruitment

Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) are a vital part of the wider MPS family, providing a range of vital services on the front line and improving public access to other staff within the organisation.

Apply to become a PCSO today, see related links.

Community Payback

It's Payback time for offenders in London serving community orders

The Met's Safer Neighbourhoods teams have joined forces with London Probation and local authorities across London in a new way of rehabilitating them.

Community Payback sees offenders doing unpaid work in a bid to repay local residents - they'll tackle quality of life crimes and issues already identified by people living and working in the area as the concerns that most affect their daily lives.

More information on Community Payback, see related links.