Spotlight on Constabulary’s volunteers to celebrate The Big Help Out
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Hertfordshire Constabulary will be shining the spotlight on its volunteers on Monday (8 May), to mark The Big Help Out.
The initiative is taking place nationwide as part of the King’s Coronation and will see thousands of organisations coming together to help their communities in a variety of different ways.
Throughout the day, the force will be showcasing the fantastic work of its Special Constabulary, Police Support Volunteers (PSVs) and Volunteer Police Cadets across its social media channels (Herts Police Facebook, @HertsPolice and @Herts_Specials on Twitter).
Chief Superintendent Jon Simpson, who oversees the Workforce Development team, said: “Our Police Support Volunteers work in a variety of roles and make a valuable contribution to their local communities every single day.
“Their dedication and support means that officers’ time is freed up to concentrate on frontline duties. We’ll be showcasing just a small part of this work as part of The Big Help Out celebrations.”
Special Superintendent Mike Allardyce said: “Being a Special is an extraordinary volunteering opportunity. You have the exact same powers as ‘regular’ officers, including the ability to arrest, and you finish every shift with the satisfaction of making a difference. The difference you make is not just felt by the local community but also by the regular officers as you help to ease their workloads.
“We are really looking forward to taking part in The Big Help Out and I hope that the initiative inspires more people to take up this fantastic volunteering opportunity.”
Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd said: “I continue to be immensely proud of all the Special Constables and volunteers who give up their valuable free time to give back to their communities.
“Keeping Hertfordshire safe is something we all have a stake in and to which we can all make a contribution. There are a huge variety of ways people can help out and I urge everyone to get involved in this rewarding activity.”
If you’re interested in becoming a Police Support Volunteer, you can email the team to find out more.
If your employer registers with our Employer Supported Policing scheme, you could be eligible for paid or unpaid leave to carry out some of your Special duties. Find out more on the website or email the team.