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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.

Current Vacancies

To view our current vacancies, please click here: - current_vacancies_july_2021.docx

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 16 years, although many roles require you to be over 18 years
  • don’t have an upper age limit
  • can work up to a maximum of  20 hours per week 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.

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] or 01473 613589.

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.

Case Studies

David Overton

David Overton is Suffolk Constabulary’s longest serving Volunteer with 50 years currently under his belt.

Click here to read David's Case Study.

Lyn Krebs

Volunteer on Horseback Lyn Krebs has been part of the scheme since October 2015.

Click here to read Lyn's Case Study.