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Community Policing Volunteer

We're looking for volunteers to play a key role in community policing. Could this be you?

As a Community Policing Volunteer (CPV) you’ll work closely with communities and businesses to promote community safety.  You'll also identify and support vulnerable people through local engagement and working with partner agencies.

You could be responsible for patrolling a neighbourhood, or in a more specific role. You will be supporting the community by;
  • Providing reassurance and point of contact in the community
  • Utilising your powers to deal with antisocial behaviour and traffic management
  • Working with them and partners to resolve longer term community problems.
Working closely with regular officers, special constables, PCSO’s and partner agencies to actively seek information and intelligence around criminal activity, disorderly or anti-social behaviour and provide feedback on outcome of police action.

Shift pattern

You can (but do not have to) serve in an area where or close to where you live, so you already have an understanding of the community issues and key people to network with.

We are looking for a commitment of 16 hours a month and we understand times and dates will vary depending on your other personal commitments. The core hours we are looking for support from you, are between 0700 and 2300, any day of the week. In addition we would request your availability to support community events and parades working alongside Police Cadets and the Special Constabulary.

What we are looking for in you

You will need good communication skills to build trust and confidence in a community, so you can gain intelligence to build a picture of criminal activity. Being able to listen and manage information sensitively is also important, so you can make accurate submissions of intelligence on criminal activity, anti-social behaviour and vulnerability.

Am I eligible to apply?

before you apply

Community Policing Volunteer roles

View the Community Policing Volunteer roles and apply online.

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