If you would like to make a real difference in the community, and have time to spare each month to volunteer in a different or unique role, where you can gain valuable skills, training and experience then volunteering with the police could be just for you. With many roles on offer there is bound to be something to suit everyone.
If you would like to make a real difference in the community while gaining valuable skills, training and experience, and can commit to volunteering at least 16 hours per month, then the Special Constabulary could be for you.
Special Constables come from all walks of life and from every ethnic background, but they all share a desire to make their communities safer, more cohesive places.
Could you spare a few hours a week to assist your local police force supporting officers and staff? You could be involved in manning police station front counters, general administrative work, offer professional skills, such as social media and marketing or working with those directly affected by crime in their area. Whatever your role Police Support Volunteers make a significant impact on the constabularies and the communities they serve.
Aged between 13 and 18-years-old and want to know more about policing? Then Police Volunteer Cadets could be for you.
You will be provided with a uniform and undertake a structured training programme during weekly meetings before an attestation and passing out parade.
Cadets will be given a unique insight into policing with the opportunity to visit different departments such as the Air Support Unit, Dog Section and Roads Policing.
Police Forces and affiliated organisations work together every day to keep our communities safe. Each affiliated organisation specialises in an area which assists the police including crime prevention, pursing offenders, missing people or helping the vulnerable – they each play a vital part.
Still undecided whether volunteering with your local police force is for you? Then why not ready ‘Our Stories’ and see first-hand how you can make a difference to the community while learning valuable skills and experience.