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The IAG works with Cheshire Constabulary to provide an independent voice in representing the interests of local minority communities. The group welcomes the opportunity to be influential in shaping the delivery of the police service.
As an IAG member, you will be committed to improving relationships between the police and communities by using your expertise and life experiences to objectively appraise policies, procedures and operational activities.
By being independent, you will see things from a different perspective and anticipate how police responses to problems may be interpreted by the communities of Cheshire.
IAG members are recruited to represent all diverse and under-represented groups across Cheshire, together with the best possible skills and experience.
As a volunteer Custody Visitor, you will make unannounced visits to police custody suites to check on the rights, entitlement, wellbeing and dignity of detainees who have been arrested because they are suspected of committing a crime. They are held in police custody until they appear in court.
You will discuss with the Custody Sergeant any concerns and requests arising from the custody visit, and bring to their attention any issues relating to a detainee’s welfare that need to be addressed immediately.
Police forces welcome the role of custody visitors to give them an independent insight into their custody suites, often stating that the visitors’ reports are helpful to drive improvements.
As a Victim Service Improvement Panel member, you act as a critical friend and provide constructive feedback from the perspective of a victim of crime.
Your recommendations will facilitate improvements to victim services and criminal justice processes.
Your input will help the Police and Crime Commissioner and criminal justice agencies to ensure that victims’ services continually improve, are appropriate and meet victims’ needs.
As a Cyber Volunteer, you will support the development and implementation of the Business Cyber Crime Prevent Strategy by providing opportunities to reduce the number of victims of business crime, and identifying emerging risks that cyber and fraud pose to businesses in Cheshire.
You will develop relationships and close links with members of Cheshire’s business community, liaise with Corporate Communications and Constabulary staff, and collate feedback from internal and external colleagues involved in cyber crime and fraud prevention.
You will also help with sending out cyber crime related alerts to business members.
The museum is a hidden gem based in the historic County Police Office building that also houses the fully-operational police station in central Warrington.
The museum is run entirely by volunteers from many walks of life and people looking to help are always welcome.
There are numerous ways that you could support the museum:
Cleaning and painting
Conducting tours and dressing up in costumes
Posting news on social media
Lots of fun and a great team spirit are guaranteed.
The external DEI board, set up in 2018, is guided by the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Strategy to help ensure we are doing everything within the Constabulary to attract, recruit, retain and progress a workforce that is representative of our community, creating an inclusive workforce that values difference.
As a volunteer for the DEI Board, you will join a group of passionate and committed volunteers who help us truly understand what the community of Cheshire wants from us.
The scrutiny, advice and review of our policies and processes ensure that we offer all our current officers, staff and volunteers an equal opportunity throughout their career, and encourage others to join our inclusive police force.
When you volunteer with Cheshire CARES, you are an advocate for Witness and Victim Care for the Constabulary.
You will visit victims of crime, advising and signposting them to agencies or organisations that can help in their recovery.
Call Management Auditors are appointed by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) and support the Commissioner to scrutinise the management of all calls received by Cheshire Constabulary.
Call Management Auditors meet monthly and undertake an audit of randomly selected emergency and non-emergency calls, received by the Constabulary’s Force Control Centre, to ensure that the demands and expectations of the public are met through call handling and incident response standards.
All audits are recorded electronically and reviewed by the OPCC and Constabulary’s Force Control management team.
Front Desk Auditors are appointed by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) and support the Commissioner to hold the Chief Constable to account.
Front Desk Auditors carry out an annual audit of the police estates to check that front desks located in police stations are accessible, and that staff deliver the required level of information and service. Auditors also check on the internal and external conditions of the building.
All audits are recorded electronically and reviewed by the OPCC and the Constabulary’s management team.
Under the remit of the Police and Crime Commissioner, a Volunteer Police Dog Welfare Visitor makes independent impromptu visits to observe police dogs on their programmed training days.
Inspections are made of kennels and the police vehicles used to transport the dogs to check that they are fit for purpose.
Community Cohesion Groups are your opportunity to look at what, and how, your local policing teams are operating and provide feedback that will help shape improvement locally, enhancing police and public relations.
You will be shown body worn videos of use of force, and stop and search powers, hate crime reports and concerns related specifically to your local area, then asked to give your perception of how the police managed the incidents.
Do you have a Grade 5 or higher in musicianship? If so, you could consider joining the Band and Drums of Cheshire Constabulary as a volunteer.
The band performs in traditional dress police uniform at public engagements and Cheshire Police events throughout the county, occasionally farther afield and overseas.
This well-known, independent charity gives people the power to speak up and stop crime – 100% anonymously.
The information provided to Crimestoppers allows them to target specific crimes and run targeted campaigns across Cheshire, with the ultimate goal of increasing awareness and reducing crime in our communities.
Crimestoppers welcomes volunteers from all communities.