Employer Supported Policing
ESP is a simple but powerful partnership: employers support their staff to train and patrol as Employer Supported Special Constables (volunteer police officers). Once trained, they carry out patrols in areas across the capital during some of their usual working hours and some of their own time. They're fully uniformed and they have the backup of full-time police officers, to tackle crime head-on and provide reassurance to the public. When they're in their day jobs, they can use all the training, skills, experience and confidence to make an impact there too.
What is ESP?
Employer Supported Policing (ESP) is a powerful partnership between some of London’s major employers and the Metropolitan Police Service.
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Employer Supported Policing is a powerful new tool in the fight against crime. But for the programme to reach its full potential, we need your help.
As an employer, your involvement is vitally important to the success of Employer Supported Policing for your organisation and staff, and the police and public.
Apply to join Employer Supported Policing as a Special Constable, and after four and a half weeks of training, you'll have all the powers of the regular police.
If your employer is already part of the ESP partnership and has officially agreed to support you under ESP, then you can start your application online right now.
Find your local Met borough and Safer Neighbourhoods team to see what is happening in your area.