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Volunteering at this force

Volunteers in Nottinghamshire Police cover a wide range of activities to help the police keep the county safe. The Citizens in Policing team work hard to ensure that there are a wide range of vacancies to support force priorities. Volunteer opportunities available with Nottinghamshire Police fall into 3 main headings:-

Special Constables who are warranted Police Officers who support our Regular colleagues. Specials are volunteers who can claim travel expenses but do not get paid for this work. We have Specials in a wide variety of departments through the force including rural policing, child sexual exploitation, fraud and officer training. The picture shown is a group of specials dedicated to Operational Policing.

Special Constables come from all walks of life and bring their specialist skills from their day time employment into Policing. We ask for 16 hours a month which can be volunteered around their personal commitments.

Police Support Volunteers usually give between two to four hours per week of their time and are involved in many different areas of the force. They perform roles including administrative support for local policing teams, Professional Standards, Fleet Support, Road Safety and Facilities. It is a particularly attractive role for students who are at University within a criminology or policing discipline and Notts Police have strong links with local universities to offer students various opportunities to supplement their learning within the work environment.

Volunteer Police Cadets is open to young people aged 13 to 18. Cadets work through a programme of policing activities which provide confidence and leadership skills. Senior Cadets (age 16 – 18) can attend a one-week residential summer school course at the University of Derby, which gives them an experience of student life and the confidence to apply for Higher Education courses. The force works in partnership with the university to deliver the Foundation in Policing qualification.

For more information regarding any of Nottinghamshire Police’s volunteer pathways please email citizensinpolicing@nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk




Police Cadet
Police Support Volunteer
Special Constable

Nottinghamshire Police Special Constables can now be recruited to the East Midlands Operational Support Service (EMOpSS).

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