Securing homes in Cambridgeshire since 2001

"We now feel safe in our beloved home."



The Cambridgeshire Police Shrievalty Trust is a registered charity which was formed in 1999 to improve community safety in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

The name of the Trust reflects the fact that two organisations were primarily responsible for its creation – Cambridgeshire Constabulary and The Office of High Sheriff. The Bobby Scheme was established in 2001 by the Cambridgeshire Police Shrievalty Trust and so far, has helped secure over 34,000 homes.

The Bobby Scheme’s aim is to reduce crime and the fear of crime, of older, vulnerable, and disabled people across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, thereby improving their quality of life, personal safety, and increasing independence.

The Bobby Scheme makes a tremendous impact on people’s lives - our independent charity services are tangible, caring, and empowering. homes of older, vulnerable people and domestic abuse victims in our county. To reduce the opportunities for crime in the community and reduce repeat incidents of crime.

Our Approach


Our Approach

Our staff are retired officers. They wear a uniform and have clear identification. They will drive a livered van and will not call without prior arrangement unless invited to do so.

Following an appointment set up by the Bobby Scheme office staff, one of our skilled staff will visit, they will assess, advise, and install whatever is needed in the way of locks, door chains, bolts, and window alarms. More recently Ring products used in conjunction with WI-FI and smart devices have become very popular, however these products although can be installed free of charge, require a payment which is charged at the cost price.

Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention & Priority Service Register.

The Bobby Scheme works with Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service to improve fire safety awareness. When our staff visit your property, they will check as well as fit smoke alarms, carbon monoxide monitors and heat detectors, where appropriate. If a fire safety assessment is required, they will refer the occupant to Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service (CFRS).

Also working in partnership with Anglian Water, our staff will introduce and register residents to the Anglian Water Priority Service Register. This will help residents to be protected against bogus callers, and assist if they are in need of financial assistance with their water bills.

fire and rescue

Could You Help Support Us?

Our vital service relies on public donations to help keep us operating and supporting vulnerable people in their homes.

We are grateful for any contributions made, thank you.


Scam Alerts

Scam Alerts


When receiving a request for information or payment from any source, take a moment to STOP and think.

CHALLENGE the request – could it be fake? It’s OK to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you.

PROTECT yourself and contact your bank immediately if you think you’ve fallen for a scam and report it to Action Fraud.


Our Success Stories

Over the years, we have supported thousands of residents in Cambridgeshire who have been victims of crime. The Bobby Scheme’s aim is to reduce crime and the fear of crime, of older, vulnerable, and disabled people across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, thereby improving their quality of life, personal safety, and increasing independence. We have received many emails, letters and thank you cards from those we have helped. To read some of our success stories, click the button below.

Success Stories



Events in Cambridgeshire

We happily give talks to local groups and attend events.  We advise on all aspects of home and personal security including online safety and protection against scams, and give demonstrations of security products.

We Have Secured Over

  • Vulnerable People Are Safer

  • Reduce Fear Of Crime

  • Remain Independent Longer

  • Support Victims Of Domestic Abuse


Why communities in Cambridgeshire need The Bobby Scheme

Reduce Fear of Crime

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Reduce Fear of Crime

We help to reduce the fear of crime, allowing people to feel safer in their homes.

Make A Significant Difference

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Make A Significant Difference

Our repeat victimisation rate is less than 1% and 100% of our elderly victims feel safer.

Being Independent for Longer

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Being Independent for Longer

By helping elderly people remain independent longer we reduce the need and cost of care and nursing home facilities.

Blog / Advice

Latest Blog/News/Events

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Major safety scheme to crackdown on ASB and reduce violence hailed a success

POLICE and Crime Commissioner Darryl Preston has hailed the success of a major safety project which has driven down anti-social...
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Thoroughly Reassuring

After a visit from us, homeowners report increased feelings of safety and security, improved wellbeing and confidence. ‘Thank you for...
Victim of aggravated burglary and ongoing fraud

Victim of aggravated burglary and ongoing fraud

We assisted a victim who had been burgled by workmen who had previously visited his property.  A large sum of...