North Wales Police is supporting this year’s National Volunteers’ Week (1-12 June) celebrating the crucial role that volunteers play in the force.
With just over 300 volunteers who give up their own time to help North Wales Police, this week allows us to recognise the amazing work that they do.
Volunteer roles include Special Constables, Police Support volunteers and Police Cadets.
There are currently over 170 Special Constables who give up a minimum of four hours a week to police their local community.
With the same policing powers as regular officers, specials can not only bring skills and knowledge from their day jobs to the role but take a wealth of experience away from it too.
There are also over 80 Police Support volunteers in varying roles including the Hi-Tech Crime Unit, Horse Watch, BikeSafe, Community Speed Watch, Cadet Leaders, PACT and also a recently appointed multi-faith Chaplain.
The Force Cadet scheme have over 60 young people who joined in September 2015. The 14 to 16-year-olds, who follow the two-year national Police Cadet Programme, meet weekly at Bangor, Rhyl and Deeside where they gain a practical understanding of policing and inspire young people to participate positively in their communities.
Assistant Chief Constable Richard Debicki said: “Volunteers play an integral part in policing North Wales and this week is the perfect opportunity to thank them all for the work that they do. Our volunteers are unpaid, highly trained professionals who work in a variety of areas. They give up their own time to positively contribute to their local community and they are an example to us all.”
To learn more about the volunteering opportunities in North Wales Police please visit the ‘Recruitment’ section of our website www.north-wales.pnn.police.uk
Throughout the ‘Volunteer Week’ period which runs from 1st to 12th June, North Wales Police will be highlighting the volunteering work by using the #NWPVolunteers and #VolunteersWeek hashtags on our social media pages.