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Community Policing Volunteer

We're looking for volunteers to play a new role in community policing in the West Division which includes Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. 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'll be responsible for patrolling a specific neighbourhood, 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

The idea is that you'll work in your home area or nearby, 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, which as volunteers we understand times and dates will vary depending on your other commitments. The core hours we are looking from you are the same at PCSO’s hours of 0700 to 2300, 7 days a 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

As a Community Policing Volunteer you will need primarily good communication skills to build trust and confidence in a community to gain vital information and intelligence that builds a picture of criminal activity. Being able to listen and manage information sensitively to make accurate and timely electronic submissions of actionable intelligence on criminal activity, anti-social behaviour and vulnerability.

Am I eligible?

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How to apply

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Within the application form you must answer the following question in no more than 500 words. We'd advise you think about this first and pre-write your answers. 
Tell us why you want to be a Community Policing Volunteer
Within your answer please include any experience, skills and abilities you feel you have that will make you suitable. Your response could include how you may have resolved a difficult situation, managed conflict or worked with other agencies or partners for your community. 
Make sure you've read the job responsibilities and skills and eRecruitment guidance above before starting your application.

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