Insight Scheme


The Insight scheme gives you an opportunity to join your neighbourhood police team as they patrol your local area. If you take part, you will spend a day going around with your local police team, find out about the duties that are part of their everyday work and talk to them about their jobs.

We started the Insight scheme to help us to develop a closer working relationship between the police and people in the communities we serve. We want to build trust with our communities, and we think the best way of doing this is for us to get to know you and your concerns, and for you to get to know what we do and why we do it.

Insight is open to anyone aged 18 years or over who lives in Merseyside. There may be a lot of walking around involved so it may not be suitable for everyone, but we will try to involve anyone who applies and is accepted. You will spend at least four hours and maybe longer with the team, and the experience should be enjoyable as well as interesting. We will try to answer your questions as fully as we can, and we would also be interested in any ideas you have for improving our service.

The scheme is not designed for people who are thinking of joining the police force as a career. If you are interested in finding out about a job with the police, please have a look at the recruitment information. People who take part the Insight scheme and want continue to help us might like to take part in our Community Volunteer scheme.

To apply, please fill out the forms in the More Information panel above and either send them in or pop along to your local police station. For more advice call 101.