Gloucestershire Constabulary is looking for community spirited people to help keep the county safe from harm through volunteering opportunities within the organisation. The force already benefits from volunteers, as well as 171 Special Constables, who all give their spare time to help in the fight against crime.
A Police Support Volunteer (PSV) is defined as an individual with no police powers, who through personal choice gives time & energy to perform tasks for their local force, without expectation or receipt of compensation, except for the reimbursement of agreed out of pocket expenses.
Volunteering is based on choice so there is no obligation by the individual to carry out specific hours of working. Full training and support is given to the individuals, however they do not enter into an employment contract.
PSV roles will enhance and compliment those of paid staff, and PSVs will not be used to replace an existing staff member (including during periods of sickness or maternity/paternity leave) or prevent the employment of a new member of staff.