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About the police support volunteer scheme

Police Support Volunteers

Our volunteers provide vital support to police officers and staff. Members of the public give generously of whatever time they can spare, to help keep their community safe. There are a range of roles that support the force, so our volunteers are a diverse team with a real mix of skills and interests.

What is a police support volunteer?

Our police support volunteers (PSVs) are very important members of our policing family, supporting our policing effort and enhancing the services we provide to the public.

It is essential that public confidence in us is high. Our volunteers are a vital resource to help us with that, as their support enables us to engage with our communities more fully and assist us to deliver policing. 

Why volunteer?

Volunteering can benefit you in a whole host of different ways:

  • It can help you to develop new skills, which can strengthen your CV.
  • It helps enhance personal development and growth.
  • You can gain experience of working as part of a team, in a professional workplace environment.
  • It provides an opportunity to support us and make a valuable contribution to the safety and security of your own communities. 

Our volunteers come from all kinds of backgrounds. You might be unemployed and looking to brush up on your skills. You could be retired and looking for an opportunity to give something back to the community, or to gain a different kind of life experience. You might be a student, balancing volunteering with your college or university studies. Whatever your circumstances, we can find the right role for you.

Volunteering roles

We have a number of wide-ranging volunteer schemes, providing a variety of roles which support the Constabulary. These include:

These are not passive functions, but are crucial in helping us to deliver our policing business. Our volunteer opportunities are available at police headquarters in Welwyn Garden City and at most police stations across the county.

For further information and to obtain a greater insight into the role of a volunteer, please email or call 01707 355777.

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