Here in Northumbria Police we’re incredibly lucky to have such a dedicated variety of volunteers who work hard all year round to protect, inform and support the communities we serve.
When you think of volunteering with a police force, you may think of Special Constables or Police Cadets but we have a range of people, varying in age and skillset, who provide dedicated support to #TeamNP and the public.
And this National Volunteers’ Week we are shining a light on all those who help make a difference.
Our communities are at the heart of everything we do and with the help of our volunteers we aim to provide the very best service possible.
We have our Rural Crime Volunteers who help us tackle poaching, farm thefts and police one of the largest rural patches in the country.
We also have the Strategic Independent Advisory Group (SIAG) who offer constructive appraisal to strategies, policies and services. They are a vital strand of our community consultation and engagement.
As you travel about, you may see our Community Speedwatch volunteers who work hard to help keep our roads safe.
There are also our Cyber Crime volunteers who protect us and the public digitally, and ‘Prevent’ volunteers who use their specialist skills to help us keep our neighbourhoods safe.
Within the service, we also have the Force Chaplaincy who volunteers to provide support and a listening ear to our workforce.
Our volunteers really do make a fantastic contribution to the Force, our communities and the region – and we know that you will want to join us in thanking them for their efforts.
You may even feel inspired yourself? With many volunteer opportunities within the Northumbria Police family, why not head over to our website to find out how you can join us and help give back to your community.
Just search 'Northumbria Police Careers' online.