Police pleased with recruitment fair turnout

Northamptonshire Police's recruitment fair
Northamptonshire Police's recruitment fair

More than 100 people attended a volunteer recruitment fair held by Northamptonshire Police last night (Wednesday, October 16).

Among the volunteering opportunities on offer were becoming a special constable, joining the police cadets, being part of the Community Speed Watch scheme through to acting as a crowd member in public order and riot training.

The event, which was held at police headquarters at Wootton Hall in Northampton, gave volunteers the opportunity to meet with departments from across the force and find out more about the volunteering roles on offer.

Chief inspector Fay Tennet, head of community safety, said: “We will be holding more volunteer recruitment fairs across the county and have a wide variety of roles on offer with something to fit all types of skills, experience and background.

“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.”

Police commissioner Adam Simmonds said: “It was inspiring to see how many people came to the volunteer fair – all wanting to make a difference where they live. I would urge anyone who wasn’t able to make the event last night, who would like volunteer, to take a look at our website at www.northants.police.uk/volunteers and sign up to help to make Northamptonshire the safest place in the country.”

You can also email SpecialsAndVolunteers@northants.police.uk.