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Get Involved in Keeping Your Community Safe

Keeping our neighbourhoods safe is vitally important and Kent Police and the Dover District Community Safety Partnership work hard to keep our local areas free of crime and the fear of crime. The Dover district is a safe place to live but there is always more we can do. Working together as a community is a powerful way of decreasing crime. 

Here are some of the ways that you can take part:

Join Neighbourhood Watch

You can join or set up a local Neighbourhood Watch. These are run entirely by the community, for the community, and volunteers work in their own time and to their own strengths.  

Become a Special Constable

Special Constables have full police powers, uniforms and equipment and support regular officers in delivering high visibility and community policing and dealing with public order. Kent Police want to hear from you if you are 18 or older, meet the required medical and fitness standards and are willing to give a minimum of 16 hours per month.  

Become a volunteer with Kent Police

If you have a few hours to spare during the working week Kent Police welcomes volunteer applications from across the County.    

Volunteer for Crimestoppers

Crimestoppers is an independent charity with over 600 volunteers who work in local communities across the UK - find out how you can volunteer for Crimestoppers 

Become an Independent Custody Visitor

Check standards in Kent Police custody centres and the welfare of people detained by becoming an Independent Custody Visitor

Find out about the Kent Police & Crime Commissioner

Please see the Kent Police & Crime Commissioner website for information about the commissioner, policing and crime in Kent and how you can get involved in helping make our county a safer and more confident place to live and work. 


Magistrates are volunteers who hear cases in courts in their community. Please see the GOV.UK website to find out how you can become a magistrate

Victim Support

Victim Support is the independent charity for victims and witnesses of crime in England and Wales. Volunteers are essential to the support that Victim Support give. Find out how to volunteer for Victim Support and the different opportunities available 

UK Reserve Forces

The UK reserve forces play a vital part in our nation’s defence. Find out how you can get involved and what is on offer for reserves: Join the reserves

Further Information

Please see our Community Safety and CCTV pages.