Attached to the Community Safety Unit, you will patrol areas on foot and in vehicles together with full-time police community support officers (PCSOs) and regular police constables, attending non-emergency calls and providing reassurance and a point of contact for the community. You could attend incidents relating to:

  • anti-social behaviour
  • road traffic incidents
  • theft or damage to property
  • neighbourhood disputes
  • concern for welfare or missing persons enquiries and searches

You will need to work as a team to resolve long-term community issues. You will be given legal powers and will be fully uniformed, trained and mentored by full-time PCSOs to ensure you have gained the necessary skills and confidence before being authorised for independent patrol status. You will be provided IT training and full access to our systems in order for you to perform this front-line role.

There is a 16 hours per month (four hours per week) minimum contribution for this role, although flexibility is given for personal commitments outside of volunteering hours. Eligibility is subject to passing a full medical examination and fitness test.