Get involved

Help improve community safety in your neighbourhood and support victims of crime:

Get involved in Neighbourhood Watch

Online Watch Link (OWL) OWL logo

OWL is an interactive communication system that helps communities prevent and detect crime, support one another and be more aware of what is going on in their area.

Messages, including crime alerts and timely crime prevention advice, are sent out in an instant.

For more information visit the Online Watch Link (OWL) website.

Visit Neighbourhood Watch for crime prevention advice and community initiatives.

Join your Local Police Volunteer Cadet Scheme

Aimed at young people aged 14 to 19, the Kensington and Chelsea local police volunteer cadet scheme teaches cadets skills and activities such as drill, first aid, map reading and team building exercises.

Cadets meet once a week and do activities that usually include a drill/inspection, physical activity, a guest speaker or input on a police related topic. There are also weekend and school holiday activities such as camping trips.

For further information contact PC Jayne Richardson-Griffith on 020 8246 0715 or email

Join your local Safer Neighbourhood Team Ward Panel

Your local Safer Neighbourhood Team Ward Panel sets and monitors local policing priorities. Information on Ward Panels is available from the Metropolitan Police website at Kensington and Chelsea Safer Neighbourhoods.

Get involved in the Kensington and Chelsea Safer Neighbourhood Board

Introduced by the Mayor of London’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC), the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea's Safer Neighbourhood Board has a number of functions which include establishing local policing and crime priorities as well as monitoring police performance and confidence.

The board includes local people, councillors, Kensington and Chelsea’s Borough Commander and representatives from Victim Support, Neighbourhood Watch, the Council, young people, Independent Custody Visiting panel, and the Stop and Search Monitoring Group.

Through this strong community representation the board’s goal is to achieve a safer and more peaceful community within Kensington and Chelsea.

Come to the meeting, ask questions and share your views on policing. We are interested in your concerns about crime and antisocial behaviour.

For more information on Kensington and Chelsea's Safer Neighbourhood Board including meeting dates, agendas and minutes, visit Kensington & Chelsea Social Council

Become a Special Constable or Met Volunteer

Work alongside your local police and become a Special Constable or a Met Volunteer. Learn more at the Metropolitan Police recruitment website

Become a volunteer Appropriate Adult

Volunteer Appropriate Adults support vulnerable people who have been arrested by the police.

For more information email the Community Safety Team on 

Help to support victims of crime

Kensington and Chelsea Victim Support relies on volunteers to support local residents who have been victims of crime. To find out more visit the Victim Support website.

Remember for all police emergencies dial 999