Police Support Volunteers
Police support volunteers (PSVs) are people from various walks of life who dedicate some of their spare time to help us make the county a safer place.
As a police support volunteer you will be a key member of our police family, which includes police officers, police community support officers, police staff and the specials.
Our current vacancies are listed here
Could I become a police support volunteer?
Our police support volunteer scheme aims to integrate volunteers from a variety of backgrounds with various skills and abilities in order to enhance, compliment and support the work of all officers and police staff.
Am I eligible?
Police support volunteers:
- must be aged over 16 years, although many roles require you to be over 18 years
- don’t have an upper age limit
- can work up to a maximum of 20 hours per week and hours are mutually agreed locally
- are not required to wear a uniform
- will be covered by public liability insurance wherever they undertake their volunteering duties.
What can police support volunteers do?
Here are some of the areas where police support volunteers currently work:
- safer neighbourhood team support – assisting with administration, minutes, police surgeries, street meets, forming links with local communities and assisting with surveys and other research activities
- town centre CCTV monitoring support
- involvement in community speed watch schemes.
If any of these areas interest you or if you have other skills that you think could benefit the police, please get in touch.
What do people get out of volunteering?
- Opportunities to gain or develop skills in the workplace and to work as part of a team in a professional environment
- An increased sense of belonging to a group or community
- The chance to give something back and make a positive difference to their local community
- Personal development and growth
- Meet and make new friends
- Engage and interact with people from different backgrounds
- Find out more about policing to determine whether they would be interested in joining the organisation as a permanent member of staff.