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 the Constabulary 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 with a wide cross section of people 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 more information, please contact the HR Service Centre during office working hours on 101 ext 2657.
Location: Force Headquarters, Mansfield House, Loughborough
The role reports to Corporate Services
It is primarily looking to reduce our carbon footprint and reduce energy bills within the organisation.
Our buildings such as FHQ/Mansfield House/Loughborough tend to have fewer staff working in the building outside of normal office hours and there is significant opportunity to reduce energy bills by turning off computers etc that are not in use.
The role requires:
- Caretaking functions to ensure electrical appliances are turned off that are not in use
- Lights are turned off
- Opportunities to recycle materials identified
- Organising small scale environmental awareness campaigns for staff
- Identifying and then supporting local environmental champions within the workplace
- To have an interest in environmental issues
- To demonstrate excellent communication skills at all levels
In addition it would be helpful if applicant had experience of:
- Promoting environmental issues within the workplace
- Environmental risk management
- Computers i.e. computer literate
- Hold a current driving licence
When can you volunteer?
- Evenings ideally between 1700-2200hrs
- Best would be a Friday evening or weekends but other days will be considered.
Safer Neighbourhood Team Support
Location: Force Wide
Role Purpose: To provide administrative and practical support to the Neighbourhood Team and protect our communities.
- 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
- 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
Communication & Engagement Support
Location: Mansfield House
This role is to support the City Communication and Engagement Team.
Tasks to include:
- Monitoring local press
- Sending messages and monitoring Social Media
- Updating websites/notice boards
- Answering the telephone and taking messages
- Filming/taking photographs
- Gathering information for articles
- Representing the Police at events
- Effective written and verbal communication skills - Demonstrate an ability to work within a team - To retrieve and gather factual information and to record that information accurately paying attention to detail - Demonstrate an understanding of Leicester City’s diverse community - Demonstrate creativity regarding communication methods - Demonstrate an understanding of the Data Protection Act
When can you volunteer? This role is very flexible with opportunities at the weekend as well as during the week.
Where? Based at Mansfield Housing Police Station Communication and Engagement Office.
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 Roger Petchey on 101 asking for extension 4578.
3 x PSV Programme - Support Officers (LPU)Based: Charnwood, Hinckley
This position is intended to provide support to the PSV Programme at the LPU level. It provides the link between the LPU Commander and Deputy and the volunteers.
It will undertake a variety of tasks that support both the volunteers and the commanders.
Skills Required: - Good communication skills - Previous experience of team leadership is necessary or ability to evidence team leadership skills - Ability to work as part of a team