The name ‘Bobby Scheme’ 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.
Its aim is to reduce crime and fear of crime of older, vulnerable and disabled people across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, thereby improving their quality of life, increased independence and safety.
A skilled bobby will visit, advise and install whatever is needed in the way of locks, door chains, bolts, window alarms and more recently Ring products used in conjunction with WI-FI and smart devices.
They are also fully trained to advise, give guidance and signpost to other agencies.
Many of the services are free to older or vulnerable victims of crime. See their website for more information.
Pro-active security checks and equipment for older people. Contact them for details.