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What do you do as a volunteer?

 

What would you like to do as a volunteer?

 

What do you think you should be utilised for?

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Farm Boy

In my force area,a Police Support Volunteer (PSV) can be tasked to do a rang of things like, back office admin - CCTV and interacting with the public at comunity meetings.

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Sepura
I was a PSV at BTP last year : 
 
I spent 1 year analysing 'crime-data' which influenced BTP's Policing Plans.  I was vetted in use of their intelligence systems in compiling reports on various crimes to the officer in charge and I was able to bring in my day job/ research expertise into the role.  
 
I met with other volunteers doing other roles and everyone was doing it for different reasons.  A high % of volunteers were students looking to gain experience for their CVs, some were retired who had time and want to make a difference to their communities. 
 
I was also involved in other community engagements, theft of metal, raising awareness of mobile theft, pickpockets and distressed persons on the rail network.
 
The work overall was very interesting, I made the role my own, made some valuable contacts and my experiences working as a PSV, gave me a 'huge advantage' when it came to BTP SC assessment day.

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I was a PSV at BTP last year : 
 
I spent 1 year analysing 'crime-data' which influenced BTP's Policing Plans.  I was vetted in use of their intelligence systems in compiling reports on various crimes to the officer in charge and I was able to bring in my day job/ research expertise into the role.  
 
I met with other volunteers doing other roles and everyone was doing it for different reasons.  A high % of volunteers were students looking to gain experience for their CVs, some were retired who had time and want to make a difference to their communities. 
 
I was also involved in other community engagements, theft of metal, raising awareness of mobile theft, pickpockets and distressed persons on the rail network.
 
The work overall was very interesting, I made the role my own, made some valuable contacts and my experiences working as a PSV, gave me a 'huge advantage' when it came to BTP SC assessment day.

 

 

 

Good to know. I'll add to this section myself when I have actually done some volunteering ;) I currently have 2 assigned roles and am hoping to undertake and train for other roles should the need arise. I would also like to be an extra for the Police officers during training should the need arise (e.g be a suspect, aggressor etc.) as I did this quite a few times for Medical officer trainees in the RAF, running around screaming with them chasing me because I had shock was a certainly a memorable experience.

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Sepura

I also did that as well, role-played as victims of crime / suspects for new police probationers. My most memorable experience was working with the Samaritans in dealing with suicidal contacts on the rail network. 

 

And a ride-along should not be difficult to arrange since you are already known to the force, I tagged along one afternoon at a main-line train station.  

 

I am sure you will thoroughly enjoy your PSV experiences, if you are looking to use it as a stepping stone into employment or policing, then look to gain as much relevant experience. 

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Sullster

As this area is a little quiet thought I would add a post.

I'm still doing my dementia awareness role and Roadwatch (the latter of which I am doing tomorrow morning). Nothing much has changed since I posted in January other than being more proficient in my roles and learning behind the scenes policing that I encounter in the office and observing various situations. I believe I was the first PSV to start the dementia awareness role and have been told it is slowly picking up in other areas and I may possibly be giving some of the newer PSV's some training. By training I mean showing them how the hyperlink between an excel spreadsheet and sleuth works and how to confirm a line has been done. :D

Wouldn't change my volunteering for the world, although I may consider going uniform at a later stage.

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What do you do as a volunteer?
 
What would you like to do as a volunteer?
 
What do you think you should be utilised for?


I want to be as a police volunteer. Now I am still studying. I don't know how to join police as a volunteer. If I'm volunteer, I could help many things that I can. I want to be a police since when I was kid.

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Pathca

Your best bet is to go on to the area you want to joins website, every area has different methods, roles etc available and a different means of recruiting 

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