Staffordshire Police covers a diverse area which has both urban and rural communities.
There are more than 250 Special Constables helping to keep Staffordshire safe. Some support their police officer colleagues in carrying out patrols in communities across the county, while others fulfil more specialist police roles.
Staffordshire has an established Cadet programme for young people. There are units across the county – but the aspiration is to increase numbers over time. For younger children, there is the Junior Cadet programme. Many children have already participated in the programme, which is delivered through local schools across the county.
Over 100 Police Support Volunteers give up their time to a variety of roles, assisting both police officers and staff. The volunteers’ scheme is constantly being reviewed, with the aim of creating more roles which allow greater numbers of local people to bring their skills to the force. To assist with this, Staffordshire has developed a new meeting group, who will monitor the scheme to ensure that the force is using volunteers effectively, and inspiring them through the creation of challenging new roles. Roles currently include Community Engagement Support Volunteers, Vehicle Fleet Maintenance Volunteers, Community Language Volunteers and Cadet Leaders.