This report has been designed to summarise the outcomes of the ESP Research Project set up under Home Office Transformation Funding
Employer Supported Policing (ESP) is an effective partnership between employers, their staff and the police service, devised to support Police Volunteers in their voluntary duties, enabling them to increase public safety and confidence and help reduce demand on the service. In addition to promoting corporate social responsibility, the ESP scheme offers organisations the flexibility to expand the partnership to support other crime reduction initiatives relating to their business, or other areas of policing, such as Cyber and Fraud.
Many Police Volunteers balance their time between volunteering and their paid job, family and leisure activities. Employer Supported Policing is a great way for organisations not only to demonstrate that they are a responsible business, but also to actively provide their employees with a greater flexibility to support policing in the community via their voluntary role, which in turn demonstrates how the business is also supporting its local community.
The benefits to business are great, and the ESP Impact Report 2019 demonstrates the evidence base for this Home Office initiative. The report is available to download below.
To find out more about Employer Supported Policing visit our guidance section which includes some more information and a downloadable leaflet.