What do Police Support Volunteers do?
Police Support Volunteers provide assistance and support to the
Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPTs), promoting vital links between
the organisation and the community it serves.
Some of the duties include:
- Collate information such as burglary packs, crime prevention
literature ready for circulation.
- Assist in the preparation and organisation of the local beat
- To support and co-ordinate local community surveys
- Keep community contacts database up to date
- Assist in the development, design, production and delivery of
local newsletters/flyers etc
Who is eligible to become a volunteer?
Applications are welcome from all sections of the community,
whatever your background. We do not expect formal qualifications
for most tasks, but what we are interested in is common sense,
dedication and the ability to communicate with people.
To apply, you must be aged over 16, but there is no upper age
limit for Police Support Volunteers.
Applicants will not be accepted as volunteers where there is a
significant possibility that this could lead to a conflict of
interest in their professional life or another volunteering role.
They are therefore required to disclose the nature of their
employment or details of other voluntary work undertaken as part of
Vetting procedures will be carried out on all applicants to
provide a level of assurance as to their trustworthiness and
integrity. Applicants will be subject to the same criteria for
selection with regard to previous convictions as all members of
What is the application process?
The stages in the selection process are:
- Receipt of application form
- Papersift selection to ensure required standards are met
- Vetting and security checks (Out of force if applicable)
- Medical Assessment
- Finance checks
- Offer of appointment
Volunteering Matters is a publication featuring non-uniformed
police volunteers and articles for volunteer practitioners.
Issue 4 -
In this edition:
Scheme promotes road, community and personal
Two pupils from Neston Primary School have been crowned Junior
Road Safety and Watch Officers of the Year, with pupils from
Rossmore Primary in Ellesmere Port receiving Highly Commended