Police Support Volunteers
Police Support Volunteers (PSVs) are people from various walks of life who dedicate some of their spare time to help us make the county a safer place.
As a Police Support Volunteer you will be a key member of our police family, which includes Police Officers, Police Community Support Officers, Police Staff and the Specials.
Could I become a Police Support Volunteer?
Our 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.
Am I eligible?
Police Support Volunteers:
- must be aged over 18 years
- don’t have an upper age limit
- can work up to a maximum of 60 hours per month and hours are mutually agreed locally
- are not required to wear a uniform
- will be covered by public liability insurance wherever they undertake their volunteering duties.
How do I join?
To request an application pack for a current vacancy please email: [email protected]
What can Police Support Volunteers do?
Volunteers can support Suffolk Police in most areas of the organisation, for more information please contact the Specials and Volunteers team at [email protected]
What do people get out of volunteering?
- 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 staff.