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Volunteering at this force

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 local residents.

The efforts of volunteers allow frontline officers to concentrate on core policing duties, which means there is more opportunity for them to spend time on the streets and in the community.

A wide range of people volunteer in Dorset. Whether they are in education, have a job or are retired, they all share a common purpose: to help their local community.

Dorset’s volunteers help the Force with a range of activities, from monitoring CCTV in the town centre to helping out at Public Contact Points, which are based in locations such as libraries across the county and offer online police services, 101 telephone access and crime prevention information.

Volunteers play a key role in keeping people informed when they report something suspicious by phoning them back to let them know the result of their call. They also help at public engagement events.

Above all, they help the police work more effectively with local communities, help provide reassurance, assist in building public confidence – and play a crucial role in keeping the county safe.

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Latest vacancies with this force

Business Engagement Volunteer – Dorset

Bournemouth South - Dorset

About

All sorts of people volunteer, across a wide age range, with a variety of...

Skills Required

• Good IT skills, Attention to Detail, Communication Skills,

Skills Gained

Benefitting your community, Gain skills and experience, Travel Expenses,

Special Constable – Dorset

Dorset

About

Becoming a special constable (volunteer police officer) is your chance to give something back...

Skills Required

Communication Skills, Desire to give back to the community, The ability to remain calm under pressure,

Skills Gained

Benefitting your community, Gain skills and experience, Self Confidence,

NPT Liaison Volunteer – Dorset

Dorset

About

To provide support to the Volunteers Support Team and the local command team in...

Skills Required

• Good IT skills, Attention to Detail, Communication Skills,

Skills Gained

Benefitting your community, Self Confidence, Workplace Skills,

Workshop Driver and Cleaner – Weymouth, Dorset Police

Weymouth - Dorset

About

This role will provide assistance to the Police Vehicle Workshop by facilitating the movement...

Skills Required

Full clean driving licence, Motivated and hard working,

Skills Gained

Working as a Team, Workplace Skills,

Vehicle Cleaner Volunteer – Dorchester, Dorset Police

Dorchester - Dorset

About

This role will provide assistance to members of Dorset Police by assisting with the cleaning...

Skills Required

Integrity, Motivated and hard working,

Skills Gained

Benefitting your community, Workplace Skills,

Neighbourhood Engagement Volunteer – Dorchester, Dorset Police

Dorchester - Dorset

About

To provide support in helping neighbourhood policing teams engage with the public and keep...

Skills Required

basic computer skills, Communication Skills,

Skills Gained

Benefitting your community, Workplace Skills,

OPCC Community Engagement Support Volunteer – Dorset

Dorset

About

To provide logistical and administrative support to the day-to-day operation of the Police and...

Skills Required

Communication Skills, Remaining impartial,

Skills Gained

Benefitting your community, Gain transferable skills and valuable experience,

CCTV Operator Volunteer (18+)

Gillingham (North Dorset)

About

This role will provide support to the local Police Sergeant and his/her officers by...

Skills Required

attention to detail and accurate record keeping, both in person and in writing. Office experience would be preferred but not essential. Good IT skills including a working knowledge of Microsoft packages including Word, Decision Making, good communication and interpersonal skills,

Skills Gained

Contribute to Safer Communities, Gain transferable skills and valuable experience, Self Confidence, Workplace Skills,

OPCC Community Engagement Support Volunteer

Dorset

About

To provide logistical and administrative support to the day-to-day operation of the Police and...

Skills Required

ability to travel in the local area and knowledge and understanding of the role of the PCC, Good verbal communication skills,

Skills Gained

Benefitting your community, Gain transferable skills and valuable experience, Self Confidence, Workplace Skills,

Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) Support Volunteer

Dorset

About

This role will provide support to the Local NPT Officers by undertaking administration duties...

Skills Required

• Effective written and verbal communication skills including a confident telephone manner, attention to detail with particular regard to spelling and grammar, basic computer skills,

Skills Gained

Benefitting your community, Gain transferable skills and valuable experience, Self Confidence, Workplace Skills,

A team of Special Constables is helping make roads across Dorset safer. They are a crucial part of the No Excuse team, which was re-established in 2014 to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on the county’s roads.

No Excuse Team – Dorset Police

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