Want to get involved with your community and help serve the
people in it? Why not consider becoming a Police Support Volunteer
with Sussex Police.
Volunteering is fun and challenging and offers a unique
opportunity to develop your skills and experiences, try things
you've always wanted to do and learn more about how the Force
works. Plus, you'll be rewarded with a diverse and supportive
environment that can bring personal benefits and a huge sense of
Police Support Volunteers are extremely important to the Force -
helping to develop Neighbourhood Policing and, therefore, helping
Sussex Police engage and interact more effectively with local
We advertise all of our volunteer roles as and when they become
available. If there are no current vacancies but you would like to
know more about volunteering please contact the Force Neighbourhood
Watch and Volunteer Manager, Mark Rendall on 101, ext 40111.
What to expect
The Sussex Police Support Volunteer Programme was launched in
January 2009, with the aim of encouraging individuals to 'Get
Involved' and serve their community by becoming a volunteer.
We currently have over 100 Volunteers who assist in Police
stations across the county in a range of roles. We hope to increase
these numbers by welcoming you to the team.
All kinds of people volunteer, across a wide age range, with a
variety of different backgrounds, skills and life experiences.
Basically, a Volunteer is a non-uniformed member of the community
who assists at police stations or administrative centres,
conducting a variety of roles from speed watch or horse watch,
through a range of clerical roles to cleaning and checking police
The pressures on a modern police force are enormous and there is
always more that could be done. One of the many successful roles
which Volunteers are performing is the staffing of rural police
stations, dealing with enquiries and calling back members of the
public and letting them know the result of their call. This
provides reassurance and helps build public confidence in the
The role of a Volunteer is designed to enhance the work of the
police and provide additional support in the area where the
Volunteer lives or works. This is even more crucial now with the
introduction of Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPT's).
NPT's are about local policing; police and partners working with
the community, to identify and tackle issues of concern within your
One of Sussex Police's objectives is to have local volunteers
working with NPT's carrying out various roles. This will ensure
that NPT officers benefit from their local knowledge in addition to
the skills and experience they also bring with them.
Volunteers play an important role in assisting police officers
and staff who are then able to concentrate on core policing duties.
As a result there are more officers on the streets and improved
Read our Volunteer FAQs.
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