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Volunteering at this force

Volunteers in Wiltshire Police play a key role, bringing experience and skills from business and industry, along with local knowledge. Volunteer roles within the Force include Special Constables, Police Support Volunteers and Police Cadets.

The Special Constabulary is an integral part of Community Policing Teams across the county. Specials not only take part in patrol and community duties alongside police officer colleagues but also run their own policing operations. Wiltshire Police wants to recruit more people to its Special Constabulary, with the aim of having 500 Specials.

Police Support Volunteers increase diversity and widen the breath of skills, knowledge and experience available to the force. Wiltshire Police offers a wide range of roles for Police Support Volunteers, including Cadet Leader, Call Quality Appraiser, Rural Crime Support Volunteer, Schools Liaison Volunteer, Watch Scheme Processor and Volunteer Chaplain. Volunteers help staff police information points and are involved in the Bobby Van initiative, a home security service for elderly, vulnerable and disadvantaged people.

Nearly 1000 volunteers help run a variety of watch schemes and act as the eyes and ears of the police to help reduce crime. Watch schemes in the county include Community Speedwatch, Lorry Watch and Farm Watch. The force continually looks to develop community volunteer roles so that more people can get involved in keeping their county safe.

There are four Police Cadet units running in Wiltshire. Cadets are aged 13-18 and follow the national cadet programme, gaining skills including first aid and learning how to use radios and the phonetic alphabet. The Cadets support Community Policing Teams, working with them to help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour. They are supported by Police Support Volunteers who deliver weekly training sessions and support their welfare and learning.

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Latest vacancies with this force

Training Support Volunteer – Wiltshire

Wiltshire

About

Volunteers are requested to assist in training scenarios for various different courses delivered by...

Skills Required

Communication Skills, Prepared to give honest feedback,

Skills Gained

Helping Others, Self Confidence,

Police Vehicle Cleaning and Inventory – Wiltshire

Wiltshire

About

The volunteer role consists of cleaning police vehicles inside and out. The volunteer will...

Skills Required

Communication Skills, Full clean driving licence,

Skills Gained

Benefitting your community, Support and training,

Office Support Volunteer – Coroner’s Office – Wiltshire Police

Wiltshire

About

The Coroner’s Officers act on behalf of and in support of the Senior Coroner...

Skills Required

Communication Skills,

Skills Gained

Benefitting your community, Workplace Skills,

Volunteer Vacancy – Police Cadet Leader

About

Working with other members of the cadet leadership team to: •Develop a training plan...

Skills Required

Ability to work and communicate with young people,

Volunteer Vacancy – Office Support Volunteer with Firearms Licensing

Devizes

About

Come and enjoy working within a team environment, based at Police HQ in Devizes,...

Skills Required

none,

Volunteer Vacancy – Lorry Watch Processor

Trowbridge

About

•Processing of excel based returns following check activity by Watch Scheme teams. This will...

Skills Required

Computer literate with good keyboard skills.,

Volunteer Vacancy – Lorry Watch Processor

About

Skills Required

Computer literate with good keyboard skills.,

Volunteer Vacancy – Chaplain

Trowbridge

About

To support officers and staff

Skills Required

discernment, e.g. listening, empathy, non-judgmental, Pastoral skills,

Volunteer Vacancy – Call Quality Appraiser

Devizes

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To review 101 calls for assistance and measure against quality standards from user/customer perspective

Volunteer Vacancy – Bobby Van Online Safety Volunteer

About

To provide information on computer and internet safety to vulnerable groups and individuals.  To...

Skills Required

 Ability to confidently deal with and communicate with people,

Wiltshire Police Special Constable

Wiltshire

About

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

Skills Required

Communication Skills,

Skills Gained

Communication Skills, Decision Making, Self Confidence, The ability to remain calm under pressure, Time Management,

Wiltshire Police Cadet Leader

About

This role is for those who wish to make a real difference to the...

Skills Required

Communication Skills, Independent Working, Organisational Skills, Team Work,

Skills Gained

Organisational Skills, Presentation Skills, Teaching Others, Working as a Team, Workplace Skills,

Chaplin

Trowbridge

About

The role of the chaplain is to be available to support officers, staff and...

Skills Required

Communication Skills,

Bobby Van Online Safety Volunteer

Wiltshire

About

This role is for those who wish to make a real difference to the care...

Skills Required

Communication Skills, Computer Skills,

Skills Gained

Presentation Skills, Teaching Others,

Volunteers in Wiltshire Police play a key role, bringing experience and skills from business and industry, along with local knowledge. Volunteer roles within the Force include Special Constables, Police Support Volunteers and Police Cadets. The Special Constabulary is an integral part of Community Policing Teams across the county. Specials not only take part in patrol...
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