We asked the team in Belfast why they volunteer as street pastors.
We caught up with Ram at the Street Pastors graduation ceremony that took place at the end of 2015, where, as guest speaker, he recounted how he first came into contact with embryonic ideas for the Street Pastors initiative.
We think this fresh and insightful view of Street Pastors in The Spectator is worth sharing. The feature is a response to the announcement by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucester of a £40,000 grant to cover training and resources for local Street Pastors teams.
Best Bar None is a national scheme that is raising standards in licensed venues and making a difference to public safety in the night-time economy
Listen to Les Isaac, co-founder of the Street Pastors initiative, talking to BBC Radio Essex.