Welcome to REACT UK Community Safety website.

We hope that you find our site of interest and that we give you an understanding of our aims, objectives, training and volunteer services offered to our community.

REACT UK Community Safety is a scheme run by the community for the community in partnership with agencies such as the police, local authorities, etc.

REACT UK community support is about walking your local area as a good citizen and to help take responsibility for your local areas and to help tackle the low level issues that impact most on your communities and quality of life.

REACT UK community safety is about walking around your community just like any other resident. However, our members walk in pairs wearing high visibility jackets in order to provide visible levels of reassurance, to promote good citizenship, to increase the feelings of safety and to engage positively with those who try and undermine our communities and in an appropriate manner to educate and bring to their attention the impact that their behaviour has.

REACT UK community safety members commit to patrolling their streets for an average of 4 hours a month.

REACT UK community safety members must understand that at all times they are responsible and accountable for their own actions to be lawful, reasonable, appropriate and justified.

REACT UK community support can be considered a natural extension to schemes such as neighbourhood watch. REACT UK  activity can operate alongside existing neighbourhood watch schemes or can be run independently.

REACT UK community safety members are ordinary citizens with no police powers. If they see anything suspicious, all they are asked to do is report it to the police. They can also give active support to the community by providing reassurance and a visible presence to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.

REACT UK community safety teams are managed by a coordinator who keeps a list of volunteers and provides advice, arranges training, guidance and support in consultation with the local police.

REACT UK community safety is not run by the police but work in partnership with the support of police. The ethos of this partnership is central to the foundation and existence of the organisation.

The purpose of REACT UK community safety is: –

a. To prevent crime by improving security, increasing vigilance, creating and maintaining a caring and cohesive community and reducing opportunities for crime by increasing crime prevention awareness.

b. To assist the police by promoting effective communication and the prompt reporting of activity that gives rise to concern.

c. To reduce undue fear of crime by providing accurate information about risks and by promoting a sense of security and community spirit, particularly amongst the more vulnerable members of the community.

REACT UK were invited to a civic reception with the Lord Provost of Dundee at the city chambers.

REACT UK member Kevin Howieson handing over 2 x 10 men tents to the 62nd Dundee YYI scout group in Dundee.

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