Join our Citizens in Policing family!
What is Citizens in Policing?
Citizens in Policing (CiP) is a national, umbrella term, for all things ‘volunteering’ within the police. It includes the Police Support Volunteers, Police Cadets, and Special Constabulary who directly support the police. We also work with partner agencies and third sector organisations who often have a common shared aim with our police objectives and have their own volunteers who can also assist in supporting policing.
Why volunteer for Devon & Cornwall Police?
People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community, for others, an opportunity to develop new skills and to feel part of the local policing team. Regardless of the motivation, what unites them all is their desire to make a difference. By volunteering to help your local police you will also be helping to make your community a safer place to live and work.
What is a Police Support Volunteer?
Our police support volunteers are very important members of our policing family, and a vital resource to help us deliver policing and build valuable links with our communities. They undertake a wide range of roles from administrative to vehicle maintenance which support and enhance our service so that our officers and staff can concentrate on frontline tasks. Our volunteers come from all walks of life and bring a wide range of skills to the force strengthening our service to public. Some of the roles carried out by our police support volunteers include:
- Crime Support Volunteers
- Cyber Crime Volunteers
- Local Policing Support Volunteers
- Vehicle Check Volunteers
- Victim Care Volunteers
- Volunteer Drivers
- Volunteer Police Cadet Leader
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A workforce that reflects our communities
Our ability to build trust, understand problems and support our communities across a range of policing matters, relies on us having a workforce that is reflective of our communities and all the unique individuals that exist within them. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity within our workforce and to eliminating discrimination.
We are very keen to encourage applications from those that have never considered policing as a career. Representation within our workforce from black and minority ethnic communities and females is currently much lower than we want it to be; by improving this we will be better able to serve our local communities and our work place will benefit from all the differences in thinking, points of view, and approaches that diversity brings.
In order to achieve this we are proud to pursue a policy of ‘positive action’.
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