#COULDYOU join us as a volunteer?

Leicestershire Police is searching for 100 people to join as police support volunteers (PSVs) in a variety of different roles and teams across the force area.

Recruitment opens today (Tuesday 11 July) and the hunt is on for CCTV volunteers, Force Intelligence Unit volunteers, Police Chaplains, Dedicated Neighbourhood Team volunteers, Cadet Leaders, Home Security Visit volunteers, Headquarters volunteers and Lead Volunteers.

Chief Constable Simon Cole said: “We get invaluable support from our Volunteers. They work tirelessly to put something back into their local communities in a variety of roles. Local people received over 22,500 hours of voluntary support from Police Support Volunteers last year. Now is your chance to join this fantastic group of people.”

A recruitment seminar is being held at Force Headquarters, Enderby, on Wednesday 2 August from 6-8pm, and anybody interested in becoming a police support volunteer is encouraged to attend.

The interactive evening will cover each role in detail, and there will be a chance to meet current police support volunteers and ask questions. Details and online registration instructions are published on the website at leics.police.uk/join-us/police-support-volunteers.

Volunteers Manager, Emma Corns, said: “This is a really exciting opportunity to give something back to your community. We have a wide variety of roles and tasks that we’d like your help with; including working with young people, helping out with investigations and generally reducing crime and the fear of crime. We hope that there is something of personal interest to many people who live in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.”

The award-winning Melton Mowbray CCTV Team are among the teams looking for some new faces, and for the first time the Force Intelligence Unit are inviting volunteers in to assist with victim support. The force is also seeking volunteers to carry out biometric testing and record fingerprints, and cadets are in need of leaders to guide them on their Volunteer Police Cadet journey.

To find out more about each role, and how to apply, please visit our webpage: leics.police.uk/join-us/police-support-volunteers.

Superintendent Shane O’Neill, Strategic Lead for Volunteers in Policing, said: “Police Support Volunteers are vital in supporting us to deliver our duty to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, and helping us to keep them safe.

“Volunteering provides a unique opportunity for people to get actively involved in policing, and we have a fantastic selection of roles to fill.

“If you’re looking to invest your time in something truly worthwhile, please do take a moment to read through the roles we have to offer, and come along to speak to our team at the recruitment seminar in August.”

Recruitment will close at 5pm on Thursday 24 August, but in the meantime please follow the force Facebook account: Leicestershire Police, for regular updates and unique insights into each role.

Leicestershire Police currently has 245 police support volunteers working in more than 20 different roles across the force area.

Could you join us?

Source:: Leicestershire Police News

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