Police Support Volunteers
Police Support Volunteers (PSVs) are people from various walks
of life who dedicate some of their spare time to help Suffolk
Police make Suffolk a safer place.
They are valued members of the team and have a unique role to
play in making the organisation’s vision a reality: ‘Taking Pride
in Keeping Suffolk Safe’, while ensuring our communities value and
trust what we do.
To view our current vacancies, please click on the following
Could I become a Police Support Volunteer?
Suffolk Police’s Police Support Volunteer Scheme aims to
integrate volunteers from a variety of backgrounds with various
skills and abilities in order to enhance, compliment and support
the work of all officers and police staff.
Police Support Volunteers:
- Must be aged over 16 years, although many roles require
you to be over 18 years
- There is no upper age limit
- Can work up to a maximum of 20 hours per week. Hours are
mutually agreed locally
- Are not required to wear uniform
- Will be covered by public liability insurance wherever they
undertake their volunteering duties.
We would like to encourage people to volunteer from all
backgrounds. We hope that volunteers will be an integral part of
the team they are working with and we would look for commitment in
terms of six months or more.
Please note that volunteers will be subject to force vetting
procedures and as a result all applicants must have resided in the
UK for a minimum of three years, regardless of nationality (this
includes UK citizens who have been living abroad). At this time all
applicants must be over 18.
For further details and application pack please contact Karen
Harris or Harriet Songer, Police Support Volunteer Coordinator, or
Here are some of the areas where Police Support Volunteers
- Safer Neighbourhood Team Support – assisting with
administration, minutes, police surgeries, street meets, forming
links with local communities and assisting with surveys and other
- Town centre CCTV monitoring support
- Involvement in Community Speed Watch schemes
- If any of these areas interest you or if you have other skills
that you think could benefit the Police, please get in touch.
- Opportunities to gain or develop skills in the workplace and to
work as part of a team in a professional environment
- An increased sense of belonging to a group or community
- The chance to give something back and make a positive
difference to their local community
- Personal development and growth
- Meet and make new friends
- Engage and interact with people from different backgrounds
- Find out more about policing to determine whether they would be
interested in joining the organisation as a permanent member of
- Provide advice, guidance and support in order to help Police
Support Volunteers carry out their role
- Provide role specific training where necessary
- Allow Police Support Volunteers to claim back certain
travelling and out-of-pocket expenses.