DELIVEROO is teaming up with Neighbourhood Watch to train its riders in crime spotting.
The UK based scheme is facing criticism already but Deliveroo want their employees to be seen "as a force for good".
The company has already faced complaints over its working conditions and some people think the scheme will create even more issues for employees.
According to the BBC, Jake Hurfurt, of privacy watchdog Big Brother, said the riders could "become a privatised, quasi police force".
He added that there was a risk of making "an army of poorly-trained snoopers that would be more Johnny English than James Bond"
The training, verified by Neighbourhood Watch and the Metropolitan Police, is optional for Deliveroo riders.
The aim is to teach them how to spot crimes like domestic abuse, street harassment, drug dealing, modern slavery and human trafficking.
A delivery rider who became a Neighbourhood Watch coordinator came up with the idea for the scheme.
It will also provide safety and awareness training.
This isn't the first time Deliveroo has trained its riders to help the public.
In 2020, it partnered with the NSPCC and trained over 7,000 workers how to spot and report signs of child abuse.
The company went public in April but hasn't been supported by some investment firms due to its workers' rights record.
In other news, the ESA has revealed it will be sending a probe called EnVision to study the planet Venus.
Scientist Brian Cox believes there could be 200 billion alien civilisations in the universe.
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