Chance to volunteer for Northants Police

The recruitment night is being held at Wootton Hall
The recruitment night is being held at Wootton Hall

A recruitment fair is being held next week offering people the chance to volunteer for the county police force.

Volunteering opportunities on offer will vary from giving out crime prevention advice, to working with a local safer community team, helping with projects with young people and spotting speeding drivers.

The event, taking place from 6.30pm to 9pm on Wednesday, October 16, will be at police headquarters at Wootton Hall in Northampton.

The evening will start with a talk from Chief Inspector Fay Tennet, after which volunteers will be able to meet with departments from across the force and find out more about the volunteering roles on offer.

Chief Insp Fay Tennet, head of community safety, said: “Becoming a police support volunteer is an excellent opportunity to experience different aspects of policing, whether you want to help your community, develop new skills, get back into work, meet new people or pursue a career within the police service.

“I hope that as many volunteers as possible are able to attend the evening – we have a wide variety of volunteer roles on offer with something to fit all types of skills, experience and backgrounds.

“Policing is a 24-hour-a-day business so whatever people can offer we are able to be flexible.”

Police and crime commissioner Adam Simmonds said: “Volunteering is vital to our ambition of making Northamptonshire the safest place in the country.

“This is not about doing the work of police staff, it is about helping to build capacity in a department, involving the public in our work and offering opportunities to the hundreds of volunteers willing to go the extra mile for their community and play their part in ensuring Northamptonshire is a safe place to live and work.”

For more information about volunteering with the police visit www.northants.police.uk/volunteers or email SpecialsAndVolunteers@northants.police.uk.