Don’t Panic – Homeguard is here

Operation HomeguardOperation Homeguard Initiative by the Community Safety Partnership

PC Michael Lee is attached to the Community Safety Partnership at Colchester and is keen to expand an already successful operation known as ‘Operation Homeguard‘ which has been active in and around Colchester since 2013, he writes as follows:

Operation Homeguard is a successful Essex Police project run in Colchester.  The concept of the Operation sees members of the local community joining Police officers and staff in order to offer public reassurance in identified areas.  Members of Operation Homeguard see themselves engaging with residents, informing them of crime issues in their area and giving crime prevention information.  They are a high visibility deterrent.

Homeguard street walkThe Operation gives volunteers the opportunity to work with Police and gain experience of working with the public.  All members are issued with Police Volunteer Identification, Note Book and specially commissioned uniformed jackets.  This is a non-confrontational role and Police are always on deployments.

To date, we have interacted with around 12,000 residents in Colchester, spread over 45 separate deployments since its implementation in April 2013.

Members of Operation Homeguard have used the experience they have gained to further their studies or go on to find full-time permanent employment.

We are always looking for professional and reliable people to join Operation Homeguard.

If you are interested or would like further information please contact PC 71833 Michael Lee or PCSO 73140 Hunter at [antibot mailto=”[email protected]”]  for further information.

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