Cambridgeshire Special Constabulary Employer Supported Policing Scheme


Tuesday 30 August 2016



Cambridgeshire Constabulary promotes the Employer Supported Policing Scheme (ESP).

One of the roles of the Head of the Special Constabulary for Cambridgeshire is to increase the number of Special Constables within the county and to enhance and develop their relationships with local business and organisations.

One way of doing this is to promote the Employer Supported Policing scheme within Cambridgeshire.

One of the big four supermarkets have supported the scheme and have had the scheme assessed by an objective third party. The results of the assessment were very positive surrounding staff development, addressing corporate social responsibility, improved community engagement and increased and improved relationships with local police.

Scheme benefits:

To the Communities of Cambridgeshire
For the residents, businesses and visitors to the area ESP will bring:
• Increased direct engagement with local police
• Increased reassurance due to more visible policing on the streets
• Increased public confidence in the police
• Greater resources for tackling crime and disorder, resulting in lower levels of crime and a higher sense of security.

To Employers in the region
• Further evidence of supporting their local communities
• Contributes to delivery of Corporate Social Responsibility goals
• Increased direct engagement with local police
• Allows for promotion of the Company contribution to Community Safety and can raise brand awareness
• Staff development at little or no cost
• Staff receive training in problem solving, communication, customer service, conflict management and a host of other subjects that build confidence and are directly transferable to their day job
• Improved staff morale and motivation
• Greater staff retention and lower recruitment costs.

To staff/specials
• Personal development
• CV – enhancing skills and training, valuable for career progression
• Giving something back to the community
• Fulfilment and improved relationship with employer –more flexibility for supporting time for volunteer work.





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