Police Support Volunteers

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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.


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Current Vacancies

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.
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Visit our role profiles page to hear what our volunteers have to say - Volunteer Profiles