Police Support Volunteers Roles

Police Support Volunteers assist police officers, staff and other volunteers to address policing issues that matter most to people locally. They bring a wide range of skills and experience from all sorts of backgrounds.

They join the volunteering programme for many reasons – but they all have one thing in common - they want to help Leicestershire Police in making life better for communities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Volunteers undertake various unpaid roles such as monitoring CCTV footage, delivering crime reduction advice and providing administrative support to Neighbourhood officers. There are many different opportunities to volunteer in both the City and County and new roles are constantly being identified where volunteers can assist police officers and staff.

Don’t worry if you do not have any formal qualifications, we are more interested in your ability to communicate effectively and your commitment and enthusiasm to work in an environment where confidentiality, honesty and integrity are important.

We would also need you to meet our security vetting and eligibility criteria and be able to work as part of a team, with minimum supervision if required.

For all Police Support Volunteer roles please click here for an application form and forward to [email protected]

For more information, please contact the Shared HR Service Centre during office working hours on 0300 330 1330.

Volunteer Team Leader

Department/Location Hinckley NPA (Neighbourhood Policing Area)

Responsible to: Citizen Focus Sergeant

Role Purpose:
The main purpose of this Volunteer role is to provide support to a team of Volunteers and the NPA Sergeant to protect our communities.

Some of the tasks we would like your help with:

What skills you need:

What training and support you will receive:
You will take part in an induction to help you understand your role and how the force works, along with training on how to use specialist databases and IT systems.

We have Volunteer coordinators on each of our 8 neighbourhood Policing Areas (NPA’s). Part of their role is to support volunteers, so they will be able to assist you with any problems or questions you may have throughout your time as a Police Support Volunteer with Leicestershire Police.

How much time?
This is a flexible role; however a minimum of 4 hours per week are required and are subject to local agreement.

eForensics Volunteer

Department/Location: e-Forensics (Hi-Tech Crime and Audio-Visual Units)

Responsible to: e-Forensics Supervisor

Role Purpose: The main purpose of this is to undertake the imaging and pre-processing of exhibits within e-Forensics and provide administrative support.

Some of the tasks we would like your help with:

What skills you need:

Qualification in one of the following areas or working towards or relevant work experience:
- Electronic Engineering
- Computer Science
- Video Photography
- Computer skills – Microsoft Outlook, Word & Excel.
- Ability to input, search and retrieve information.
- General Office skills
- Filing and retrieval of paperwork & exhibits, photocopying etc.

What training and support you will receive:

You will take part in an induction to help you understand your role and how the force works, along with training on how to use specialist databases and IT systems.

We have Volunteer coordinators on each of our 8 neighbourhood Policing Areas (NPA’s). Part of their role is to support volunteers, so they will be able to assist you with any problems or questions you may have throughout your time as a Police Support Volunteer with Leicestershire Police.

How much time? This is a flexible role and hours (in amount and when) are subject to local agreement.

Leicestershire Police is committed to the principles of Equality, Fairness and Diversity, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community in our efforts to recruit a diverse and flexible workforce that reflects the region we serve.

Closing date: Saturday 28th February at 17:00p.m.

Volunteer Economic Crime Officer

Department/Location: EMSOU FFI/Leicestershire Police Economic Crime Unit

Responsible to: East Midlands Special Operations ECU Southern Hub Manager

Role Purpose: The main purpose of this role is to provide support to Leicestershire and East Midlands Economic Crime Unit by imparting specialist knowledge and skills to aid investigators.

Some of the tasks we would like your help with:

What skills you need:

What training and support you will receive:

You will take part in an induction to help you understand your role and how the force works, along with training on how to use specialist databases and IT systems. We have Volunteer coordinators on each of our 8 neighbourhood Policing Areas (NPA’s). Part of their role is to support volunteers, so they will be able to assist you with any problems or questions you may have throughout your time as a Police Support Volunteer with Leicestershire Police.

How much time? This is a flexible role and hours (in amount and when) are subject to local agreement.

Leicestershire Police is committed to the principles of Equality, Fairness and Diversity, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community in our efforts to recruit a diverse and flexible workforce that reflects the region we serve.

Closing date: Saturday 28th February at 17:00p.m.

Safer Neighbourhood Team Support

Location: Force Wide
Role Purpose: To provide administrative and practical support to the Neighbourhood Team and protect our communities.

Main Tasks:
- Providing administrative support to the Neighbourhood Beat Teams e.g. data inputting, filing, updating notice boards
- Arranging Police neighbourhood meetings to include booking of venue, arrangement of refreshments, minute taking, clearing venue after use etc.
- Organise patch walks to include planning route, inviting participants, promoting walk etc
- Working with partners to solve locally identified problems
- Carrying out street surveys with the general public
- Distributing crime prevention literature & promoting the neighbourhood team & Leicestershire Police to the community in a positive light
- Conducting telephone call backs to assist with administration tasks relating to the JAGS, communication plans enabling the Beacon Officer to respond more efficiently to the needs of the local community

Skills/Qualifications:
- No specific qualifications required
- Good oral and written communication skills
- Good organisational skills
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Appropriate dress and ID card visible at all times
- Language skills an advantage

Beacon Officer Support

Location: Force Wide
Role Purpose: To support the Beacon Officer to effectively manage neighbourhood policing

Main Tasks: - Support the Beacon Officer - Be able to communicate and work with members of the community - Organise and facilitate public meetings and events - Develop and maintain close working relationships with partnership agencies - Working with partners to solve locally identified problems - Supporting effective and efficient use of resources - Use social media to improve confidence through community safety related messages, crime prevention etc.

Skills/Qualifications: - No specific qualifications required - Good oral and written communication skills - Good organisational skills - Ability to work as part of a team - Appropriate dress and ID card visible at all times

CCTV Operator

Location: Melton Mowbray police station

Working at Melton Mowbray station, a number of volunteers are required: - To monitor a minimum of eight CCTV screens and take appropriate action as required;
- To maintain a tape catalogue;
- To dispose of tapes in accordance with Force Policy;
- To write statements to accompany tapes to be used as Court exhibits;
- To maintain a record of faults reported within the CCTV system.
Minimum age criteria: 18 years old

There may be a requirement to attend Court to give evidence relating to CCTV monitoring.

For more information on the role please contact Paul Appleby on 101 asking for extension 4578.

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