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Student Officer, Special Constabulary and PCSO training role players – Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police Support Volunteers and Cadets are regularly involved in the training programmes for police officers, Special Constables and PCSOs.

The volunteers and Cadets work in a group or alone, following a specific brief, to ‘role play’ scenarios for the students to practice their learning on.  This can mean that the volunteers are ‘playing’ as victims, offenders and witnesses and involved in scenarios including theft, assault, anti-social behaviour and behaviour resulting from the use of drugs or alcohol.

Volunteers can also be involved in more large-scale role plays relating to anti-terrorism training, firearms scenarios and crowd control.  Volunteers with specific skills are also involved in first aid training scenarios.

The wide range of ages, abilities and backgrounds reflected in their volunteers and Cadets teams provides the students with a range of realistic situations for them to practice on while maintaining a safe, learning environment.

Their volunteers also work with the Civil Nuclear Constabulary for their training scenarios.

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