Research on volunteering within the police

Millie, Andrew (2016). Research on volunteering within the police. College of Policing, County Durham, UK.


Opportunities for volunteers are throughout the police service and can include joining the ranks of the Special Constabulary or perhaps becoming a Police Support Volunteer (PSV). The roles that PSVs undertake are diverse. For instance, the volunteers included in this study were involved in cadet leadership, Community Road Watch, early action, restorative justice, crime trend analysis, survey work, work on foreign language phone lines, administration, audit work, role play, work with vulnerable victims, supporting their local Neighbourhood Policing Team, custody visiting and holding voluntary positions on various advisory groups and panels. There are few areas of policing where volunteers cannot be involved in some way.

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