National Volunteers’ Week

National Volunteers’ Week is just starting so we’re celebrating the huge contribution volunteers make to policing in Cambridgeshire and looking for more people to join us.

If you’d like to get involved in the exciting world of policing and/or give something back to your community, why not consider applying to become a Special constable?

Other volunteering roles include independent custody visitors (ICVs), police cadets, and police service 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.

This weekend is also national Specials Weekend when our Specials will be carrying out duties across the county.

Like the regular colleagues they work alongside, Specials are sworn in by a magistrate and have the same powers by law, including power of arrest. They must commit a minimum of four hours a week to their duties.

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:

For more information on other volunteering opportunities, visit: