Police Forces in England and Wales

There is a police force covering every geographical area of England and Wales. Some of these forces cover miles of rural landscape, while others are more densely populated and home to some of the UK’s major towns and cities – with each force providing volunteers with a unique insight into policing.

Use the links below to find out more about your local force and the volunteering opportunities available to you.

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Derbyshire Police

Derbyshire is an economically, culturally and ethnically diverse county, with a population of more than one million people. The county ranges from the vibrant city of Derby to former mining communities and the moorlands of the Peak District National...

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Devon & Cornwall Police

Devon and Cornwall is the second largest geographic police force in England and Wales and is a mix of coastal, rural and urban communities.  The force has 320 Specials, 805 Police Support Volunteers (including Community Speedwatch) and 230 Volunteer...

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Dorset Police

Volunteers in Dorset Police play a significant role in keeping their local communities safe. They are a crucial element of the Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPTs), which see the police working with partners to identify and tackle the concerns of...

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Durham Constabulary

Durham Constabulary polices an area of more than 900 square miles, which includes County Durham and Darlington. Most of its residents live in rural areas but its population is increased by university students and the large numbers of people...

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Dyfed Powys Police

Dyfed-Powys is geographically the largest police area in England and Wales, covering 52% of the landmass of Wales and serving the four counties of Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, and Powys. The area is predominately rural and has a vibrant tourist...

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