Chance to be a police volunteer

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An information evening about a new volunteering opportunity with Northamptonshire Police is taking place next week.

The new role of volunteer watch liaison officer will help Northamptonshire Police and the Office of Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner establish and maintain a range of ‘watch’ schemes, using the force’s community messaging system and other methods to share crime and policing information with local communities.

The information evening will take place on Wednesday, January 15, at Northamptonshire Police’s headquarters in Wootton Hall, Northampton, from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Volunteers in this role will work closely with local police and watch schemes to provide regular information to scheme members and the community about what is happening in their neighbourhood. They will be based at their local police station and would need to be able to volunteer three to four hours of their time each week.

Public involvement manager for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Helen Cook, said: “Becoming a Police Support Volunteer is an excellent opportunity to become involved with different aspects of policing and gain experience of Northamptonshire Police, whether you simply want to help your community or are interested in pursuing a career within the police service. By volunteering with us, you could play a vital role in helping us deliver and improve the service we provide to communities across Northamptonshire.

“If you have a few hours a week to spare and would like to work with your local officers to help keep your community informed about what is happening in the local area, then this may be just the role for you.”

To find out more about the watch liaison officer role, contact Maggie Turner at margaret.turner@northantspcc.pnn.police.uk or call 101, extension 345919.

For more information about volunteering with Northamptonshire Police, see the careers and volunteering pages at www.northants.police.uk.