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Support volunteer application - for advertised roles only

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer for Sussex Police.

Please fill in this form as accurately as you can. Your answers will help us decide whether we have an appropriate task for you. If so, you will be invited to come along for a formal interview.

Please don't use this form to apply to be a Volunteer Police Cadet - find out how to apply as a Cadet here.







Sussex Police is committed to providing equality of opportunity and creating a diverse workforce that is representative of its community. We welcome applications from people with disabilities and our use of the Disability Symbol means that all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a volunteer vacancy will be interviewed and considered on their abilities. The Disability Discrimination Act defines disability as ‘a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long term effect on the person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities’. If you indicate below that you consider yourself disabled in accordance with this definition in the Disability Discrimination Act and can demonstrate that you meet the minimum criteria for the post you applied for, you will be guaranteed an interview. Do you consider yourself to be disabled as set out under the Disability Discrimination Act?


What skills and experience do you have, that you would be able to bring to the task? What motivates you? Why do you want to be a Police Volunteer Associate?
Are you a member of any outside organisation whose constitution, aims, objectives or pronouncements may contradict the duty to promote the force’s values, ethics, race equality and diversity?







Please indicate when you would be able to volunteer? (e.g. Mondays 9am – 12pm, Thursdays 1pm – 5pm)
Please give details of any previous service in any police force, for example, as police officer, Special Constable, Support Staff, Police Volunteer Associate or Cadet. Include dates of service, name of force, warrant number, tasks, and reasons for leaving.
Other than at those already mentioned, please give details of any previous applications to any police force, for example, as Constable, Special Constable, Support staff or Police Volunteer Associate. Please include month and year of application, name of force, post applied for, and results.

Data Protection statement

The information that you provide on this form and that obtained from other relevant sources will be used to process your application for volunteering. The personal information that you give us will also be used in a confidential manner to help us monitor our recruitment process. If you succeed in your application and take up volunteer task with us, the information will be used for the administration of your employment with us and held as part of your personnel record. It may also be used to provide you with information about us. We may also use the information if there is a complaint or legal challenge relevant to this recruitment process. We may check the information collated with third parties or with other information held by us. We may also use or pass to certain third parties, information to prevent or detect crime, to protect public funds, or in other ways as permitted by law. By signing the application form you agree to the processing of your personal data, including sensitive personal data (as described above), in accordance with our registration under the Data Protection Act 1998. Application forms for unsuccessful candidates are retained by the Human Resources Department and will be destroyed 6 months after the appointment date.

I declare that the information I have given in this application is, to the best of my knowledge, accurate and true. I understand that providing misleading or false information will disqualify me from the appointment OR, if appointed, may result in my dismissal. Please tick this box to acknowledge this information.
Please enter your full name and today's date.