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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Gloucestershire Constabulary

Gloucestershire Constabulary has around 200 voluntary members including Special Constables, Cadets and Police Support Volunteers. Within the Constabulary there are 121 Special Constables, and the force looks to increase that number to 310 by 2019. Over the course of...

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Greater Manchester Police

GMP serves all communities across Greater Manchester.  Every year they handle around 2.5 million calls from an area of around 500 square miles from Stockport in the South to Bury, Rochdale and Oldham in the North and East. Through...

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Gwent Police

Gwent Police delivers its services through two Local Policing Areas aligned to five local authorities. The Force covers 15542 km with a population of over 576,700 people which has grown significantly over the last ten years.  The county is...

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