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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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North Wales Police

There are three types of volunteers at North Wales Police – Special Constables, Police Support Volunteers and Cadets, who often work alongside each other in a team approach. Becoming a volunteer within North Wales Police is an excellent opportunity...

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South Wales Police

South Wales Police offers a wide range of volunteering opportunities.   The force sees volunteers as an essential part of the policing service it provides for local communities. It is looking to increase and strengthen its volunteer schemes and...

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Warwickshire Police

Warwickshire Police has strong links to the voluntary sector, and members of the public volunteer their time and skills in a number of different roles within the force, such as Special Constables, Police Support Volunteers and Police Cadets. Police...

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West Mercia Police

Police Support Volunteers, Special Constables and Police Cadets are recruited from across the West Mercia policing area: they volunteer their skills and time to help police the streets in their communities, protecting people from harm. Police Support Volunteers assist...

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West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police has launched the WMP2020 transformation programme, founded on the nine Peelian principles from 1829 and their ambition is to bring these values to life in 21st Century policing. One of the core Peelian principles is – ‘the...

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West Yorkshire Police

West Yorkshire Police is the fourth largest police service in the UK. It serves approximately 2.2 million people living in five metropolitan districts of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield, across an area of some 2000 square kilometres or 780...

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Wiltshire Police

Volunteers in Wiltshire Police play a key role, bringing experience and skills from business and industry, along with local knowledge. Volunteer roles within the Force include Special Constables, Police Support Volunteers and Police Cadets. The Special Constabulary is an...

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