• Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cambridge

Police and Crime Commissioner thanks Police Support Volunteers

June 14th, 2016

TO celebrate National Volunteers’ Week, Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite is paying tribute to Police Support Volunteers.

Police Support Volunteers (PSVs) get involved in a whole range of activities, from contacting and helping victims of crime, to operating CCTV, supporting local policing teams with community engagement projects and working on crime reduction initiatives.

A Police Support Volunteer said:

“What I love about being a PSV is that you feel like you are part of an extended family. We come from all walks of life, with all sorts of reasons for volunteering. And whether we are reporting fly tipping, anti-social behaviour or cars without insurance, together we feel we are making a difference.”

Sergeant Tom Rowe, who manages the PSVs added:

“Being a PSV provides you with some great opportunities to develop your skills. You don’t need any experience as full training is provided and you can be up front about the sort of activities you want/don’t want to get involved in. Volunteering opens up policing to different sectors of the community and adds an importantresource to our policing capability.”

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, in conjunction with Cambridgeshire Constabulary, offers a variety of ways for volunteers to get involved to help create safer, stronger and more supportive communities.

If you can give a few hours each week, and are aged 18 or over, then becoming a Police Support Volunteer could be for you.

For more information, visit: http://cambs-police.uk/recruitment

For information about National Volunteers’ Week, visit http://volunteersweek.org/

 

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