Get involved

Are you passionate about meeting other professionals, improving existing skills and learning new ones, developing your career, and helping ALARM flourish?

We offer many opportunities to get involved in ALARM, which is run for members, by members. Join our member teams who advise on sector specific content; oversee quality control of our outputs; organise events and webinars; lead on technical publications; or become a Board Director and shape the future of the association.

Here's what our members have to say 

As a member of the Midlands Committee, I see first-hand how events are put together, how the topical and emerging issues are identified, and the advantage of exploring those issues to the benefit of a wider group. My experience is that being involved in a region builds you long-standing and close contacts.

Karen Seabright

Powys County Council


My Board involvement gives me enhanced credibility back at West Yorkshire Police. I enjoy networking with members and sponsors and to use my experience and knowledge to support others. Being on the Board has given me an in depth knowledge of ALARM operations and strategic oversight.

Beverley Nichol

West Yorkshire Police

ALARM provides access to a wide range of training and guidance that I have helped shape during my time on the ALARM Board. I have recently joined the newly established Higher Education Committee which has offered an amazing platform to network with other professionals in the sector.

Chris Walker

Durham University

Ad hoc opportunities

If you are available for a limited time only or have reduced capacity, just want to dip your toe in the water or just want to focus on one sector or one area of expertise or interest, here are some ad hoc opportunities that might work for you.

  • Join a working group to develop a technical guide or report. Look in on a brainstorming session, help write a section, contribute a case study, or proofread content. Typically working groups meet once a month over a three month period, with actions assigned after each meeting.
  • Write a web article. Web articles are 500 to 800 words and highlight the latest news, trends and developments in sectors and work areas, and across member organisations. Or introduce yourself to the membership in our Meet the Member feature.
  • Write a stronger article. stronger is our quarterly journal featuring long form printed content. Articles range from 1,000 to 2,200 words and include practitioner case studies and best practice articles. You may want to write one of our regular features: How To, or Smart Guide. Or put yourself forward as our Member Profile.
  • Present a virtual or in-person session. Speakers usually present for 30 to 40 minutes with ten to 20 minutes for questions and discussions. Virtual sector specific sessions take place every Thursday lunchtime and we run three major in-person conferences a year.

If you have a story to tell or case study to share, do get in touch with the ALARM Office.