For horse owner or riders only

Equine volunteers use the time they would normally spend exercising their horses to patrol their local rural community on horseback using their own horses or horses they have permission to ride.

You will be fully trained, semi-uniformed and have legal powers at your disposal. You will be attached to the Rural Task Force and provide a vital intelligence and information link between us and the rural and farming communities of the county.

You will not be tasked with attending incidents, but you will be made aware of information about rural crime, disorder or concern such as:

  • animal cruelty and poaching
  • fly-tipping
  • theft or damage to property
  • nuisance dog and dog owners
  • suspicious incidents
  • outstanding missing persons

We have partnered with the British Horse Society (BHS) and successful candidates and their horses will undergo BHS Challenge Award accreditation and receive BHS silver membership at our expense.

This role has no minimum hour’s contribution so you can volunteer as much or as little time as you wish. There is no fitness test or medical examination required for this role. Medical checks are completed through a self-assessment medical questionnaire.