What is Employer supported policing?
Employer supported policing is a partnership benefitting employers, their staff and the police service by releasing Special Constables and Police Support Volunteers to volunteer in the communities they serve.
“Employer Supported Policing is a great way for employers and businesses to play their part in making their community safer.”
Chief Constable Dave Jones, National Police Chiefs Council lead for Citizens in Policing
How can volunteering help my career?
Volunteering for your local police force can help your career in many ways, including:
- Transferable skills
- Professional development
- Enhanced skills/training – valuable for career progression
- Being supported to enable you to give back into the community
Skills you can gain from volunteering
There are a range of skills you can gain from volunteering, these include, but are not limited to:
- Time management
- Decision Making
- Computer skills
- The ability to remain calm under pressure
Some roles will provide you with specialist skills such as vehicle maintenance or animal care.
Donn is a volunteer with GMP and his employer provides him with 10 days off a year as part of their ESP policy.