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 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.
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.
STOP. CHALLENGE. PROTECT
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.
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