Having achieved satisfactory vetting by Devon & Cornwall Constabulary (D&CC), one
of the ‘Our Exeter’ team became the only Exeter member of the Police Volunteer Programme
(PVP). As a suitably vetted police volunteer they were asked by D&CC to take on
the role of Neighbourhood Watch Office Manager and tasked with the job of expanding
the NHW scheme across the City. Our team member’s experiences and attempts to gain
satisfactory support within this role were an unmitigated disaster.
More details to come on the lack of support from the majority, and barely concealed
hostility from a very small minority. Positive support was also noticeable by its
absence, other than from a very small number of officers.
Requests for support and funding was also declined by eight of the nine Exeter City
County Council representatives, the only positive response being from County Councillor