About the opportunity
An interesting volunteer role for anyone keen to help their local community, who has an interest in neighbourhood security. The role is within the Neighbourhood policing unit and volunteers will be working with Police Community Support Officers and Police Officers to assist with developing new and supporting existing Watch Schemes. The role will require a commitment of a minimum of 8 hours per month.
The role has a wide range of varied tasks including updating and promoting the Cheshire Alert System, promoting the Watch Schemes within the area and establing relationships with interested parties in order to encourage them to join the Watch schemes. Volunteers will identify localities where there are gaps in the number of users of the Watch schemes, provide support for people starting new schemes, identify a core of registered users in the neighbourhood area and improve contact with Watch Scheme members by helping to improve the quality of news and messages sent to volunteers and the local community. There will be a variety of administrative and IT tasks associated with Watch Schemes to cover the range of duties involved in this interesting role.
The Special Constabulary's main role is to conduct local, intelligence-based patrols and to take part in crime prevention initiatives, often targeted at specific problem areas. Special constables are also involved in policing major incidents and in providing operational support to regular officers.
There are a wide range of opportunities within the Constabulary for volunteers and these are advertised as and when volunteers are being required.
Good communication and interpersonal skills are needed for this role.
You need to be able to use computers as there are admin tasks and records to keep.
Good confident presentation skills and the ability to present information using appropriate methods.