Kent Police offers a wide range of opportunities for volunteers to get involved in policing across the county.
Volunteers can join the county’s Special Constabulary, get involved with their local Neighbourhood Watch or Speedwatch Schemes or give up their time to work in a range of departments across the force. Kent also offers opportunities for uniformed Community Policing Volunteers who hold limited policing powers. CPV Roles include Police Community Support Officer, Neighbourhood, Equine, Security and Joint Response Unit.
For young people aged 13 to 17, there is the Volunteer Police Cadets programme. The number of schemes run by the programme continues to grow, providing opportunities for young people to get involved in activities which support local policing and learn about responsible citizenship.
There is a commitment to increase the number of volunteers working with the force and to expand the range of roles available to those who wish to give up their time to help keep their community safe. Kent’s Special Constables not only patrol alongside regular police officers in communities across the county but also have key roles in the force’s marine, dogs and roads policing teams.
Kent Police also has strong links to other voluntary organisations in the county, such as Kent Search and Rescue and South East 4×4, which work closely with the force to help keep people safe.