NHW – National Volunteers Week

It’s National Volunteers’ Week so we’re celebrating the huge contribution volunteers make to policing and urging more people to join or suggest it to family and friends.

If you’d like to get professional training, skills and experience that can be used in everyday life and career progression, why not consider applying to become a Special constable?

Other volunteering roles include independent custody visitors (ICVs), police cadet leaders, and police support volunteers.

Specials support regular officers over a whole range of policing activity, from road policing, football matches and emergency response to major crime and other specialist areas such as domestic abuse and the rural crime team.

Like their regular colleagues, Specials are sworn in by a magistrate and have the same powers by law, including power of arrest.

We also encourage employers to support their staff in volunteering as Special constables through our Employer Supported Policing (ESP) scheme. It is a partnership with benefits for all involved – the employer, member of staff and the police service – and helps increase public safety and confidence.

For more information on becoming a Special and how to apply, visit: http://ow.ly/tftX30k4dOi

For more information on other volunteering opportunities, visit: http://ow.ly/Mw2v30k4dHR