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Suffolk Constabulary polices a population of more than 700,000 people living in a largely rural area. It has a coastline which stretches from the resort of Lowestoft in the north of the county, down to Felixstowe in the south, which is home to the largest container port in Europe.

Volunteers play a key role in the work of the Constabulary. Suffolk offers voluntary roles in most areas of its organisation and ensures that volunteers are appropriately trained and made to feel part of the team.  This commitment to volunteers is an integral part of their Police and Crime Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan.

The county has low levels of crime and the Constabulary focusses on keeping its communities safe. Volunteers make a significant contribution to this aim.

There are more than 150 Special Constables working alongside regular officers in towns and villages across the county, covering a wide range of front-line policing roles.

In addition, there are more than 160 Police Support Volunteers who contribute by, for example, operating CCTV cameras, taking part in role-play training scenarios and supporting the Constabulary’s fleet transport team. Police Support Volunteers are also helping the Constabulary meet new challenges by taking on more specialist roles in areas such as the Cybercrime Department. They also help keep rural areas safe through the Volunteers on Horseback scheme, which encourages horse riders to act as the ‘eyes and ears’ of the police when out on a ride. They report back any suspicious activity, anti-social behaviour, damage or rural crime issues to their local policing teams.

The Constabulary looks to recruit officers, staff and volunteers that reflect the communities they serve and encourages volunteers from under-represented, diverse backgrounds to consider applying.

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Suffolk Police Cadet

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Aged between 13 and 18-years-old and want to know more about policing? Then Police...

Suffolk Special Constable

Suffolk

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Specials perform a variety of police duties to support regular officers with the day-to-day...

Suffolk Cadet Leader

Suffolk

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Assisting with the delivery of the Cadet Scheme, including training and developing young people,...

Skills Required

Administration Skills, Communication Skills, Organisational Skills, Planning Skills,

Skills Gained

Communication Skills, Teaching Others, Working as a Team, Workplace Skills,

Museum Assistant

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Maintaining the Suffolk Constabulary Museum by working alone and as part of a small...

Skills Required

Administration Skills, Communication Skills, Independent Working, Team Work,

Skills Gained

Database Training, Presentation Skills, Working as a Team,

Community Speedwatch Members

Suffolk

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Carrying out speed checks as part of your local Community Speed Watch Team. Knowledge...

Skills Required

Attention to Detail, Communication Skills,

Skills Gained

Workplace Skills,

Local Policing Team Support

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To provide a wide range of support and assistance to the local policing team...

Skills Required

Administration Skills,

Vehicle Support

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Completing patrol vehicle inventories, cleaning vehicles and general workshop maintenance.   Must have a...

Skills Required

Driving Skills, Vehicle Maintenance Skills,

Transport Services Support

Mildenhall

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Completing patrol vehicle inventories, driving vehicles to required destinations, general workshop maintenance. Must have...

Role Player

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Role players are required to assume a pseudonym and interpret a brief given by...

Translator

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To support the Safer Neighbourhood team by communicating with members of the public who...

Skills Required

Multilingual,

Community Safety Translator – various language

Ipswich

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To Support the Community Safety team to engage with young people with English as...

Skills Required

Multilingual,

Safeguarding and Welfare Translators – Romanian, Lithuanian, Polish, Slovakian, Albanian, Hungarian, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Russian or Kurdish.

Suffolk

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To assist the Human Trafficking and Exploitation team on organised safeguarding and enforcement visits...

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Communication Skills, Multilingual,

Volunteers on Horseback

Suffolk

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To assist in reducing crime by being the eyes and ears of Suffolk Police....

Suffolk Constabulary polices a population of more than 700,000 people living in a largely rural area. It has a coastline which stretches from the resort of Lowestoft in the north of the county, down to Felixstowe in the south, which is home to the largest container port in Europe. Volunteers play a key role in...
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