Lincolnshire Police is looking to recruit volunteers from across the county and is running a series of volunteer recruitment events in October, linking in with the national “Step Up” campaign.
Local people have been volunteering with Lincolnshire Police for many years, helping in so many ways to provide additional services and support policing in Lincolnshire. There are several established routes in to police volunteering with the Force; the Special Constabulary, Police Support Volunteers, Volunteer PCSOs and for the under 18’s – the Volunteer Police Cadets.
To raise awareness of volunteering opportunities, there will be a number of Volunteer recruitment events across the county in October:
Skegness Police Station – 7pm, Monday 23rd October
Boston police Station – 7pm, Tuesday 24th October
Lincoln, West Parade Police Station – 7pm, Wednesday 25th October and
Grantham Police Station – 7pm, Friday 27th October.
There will be information on all the different roles on offer and on the different recruitment procedures. Volunteers will be there to chat about their experiences and give a first-hand view of what it is like to volunteer with Lincolnshire Police.
The force is actively recruiting Specials and is looking to offer a number of different training options, making it easier for anyone who is considering becoming a Special to balance home, work and volunteering. The next available course will be in spring 2018 and applications are being taken for this course until the end of November.
Lincolnshire is still the only force to offer a volunteer equivalent of the PCSO role and since it was first introduced in 2014 over 250 members of the public have applied to join as VPCSOs. The Force is now looking to develop the role to include the provisions of recent changes in the law to give VPCSOs delegated powers, powers that employed PCSOs already have. VPCSOs love the fact that their role is based in local communities; talking to residents, schoolchildren, businesses they get the opportunity to tackle local concerns.
There are a wide variety of Police Support Volunteers roles in most police departments, from cleaning police vehicles and looking after equipment to helping in some key crime investigation departments; from admin to motor cycle safety courses.
Our next cadet recruitment will be in March 2018 for corps across the county.
Check out the links on vacancies section here or visit the Lincolnshire Police website for more information.