Shomrim was set up in 2008 and is now an organization that needs no introduction. Its dedicated team of volunteers are dispatched daily to incidents reported to our 24 hour emergency number. The objective of Shomrim is to help the police reduce crime and help citizens feel safe within the Jewish community of North West London. When Shomrim is dispatched to a scene of a crime, our volunteers then bridge the time gap between when Police are called and when Police attend. This enables Shomrim volunteers to follow suspects and preserve evidence until the arrival of Police . Shomrim proactively patrol and operate primarily, but not exclusively in NW London with nightly hi-vis patrolling vehicles that serve as a deterrent for criminals who may want to engage in criminal activity. Shomrim has the capability to deal with various scenarios including the locating of missing persons. Protocols are in place for full scale searches across the capital. Shomrim work very closely with other agencies and voluntary sector organisations. Shomrim receives no government funding and relies totally on voluntary contributions to provide a prompt, efficient and professional response.