Maulden is lucky to have a small group of volunteers, who are now classified as Police Volunteers, are trained and equiped to patrol the village.
They have distinctive yellow jackets, and may be accompanied by a Police officer or PCSO at various times. They are there to help – please talk to them and make them feel welcome.
Their role is to assist the village and the Police by:
- Increasing community confidence through feelings of security and community spirit.
- Preventing crime by increasing visibility and maintaining a caring and cohesive community.
- Assisting Bedfordshire Police by promoting effective communications and prompt reporting of activities of interest.
- Promoting local Policing so that Maulden residents have more confidence in Bedfordshire Police.
StreetWatch is about people in Maulden promoting good citizenship and supporting a better environment in the village by walking on their own streets. They provide visible reassurance and may at times appropriately engage in local issues that matter most to your community.
Evidence from across the UK shows that StreetWatch members will have a significant and positive impact on quality of life issues within your community.
StreetWatch members – being Police Volunteers – now have closer liaison with the Police and better access to information and feedback.