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Volunteering FAQ's

Find out more:

Call: 01785 232221 to speak to the Police Support Volunteers Team              
Email: volunteering@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk

  • Q:

    Is there a limit to what a volunteer can do?

    A:

    A volunteer is an individual with no police powers who through choice gives time and energy to assist the Police. Staffordshire Police has a moral, legal and/or statutory obligation to perform some duties and these must be done by paid staff and officers and cannot be offered to volunteers.

  • Q:

    Are volunteers vetted?

    A:

    Volunteers cannot start to give their time until they have been security cleared. A thorough vetting process is in place for all volunteer roles and all volunteers will have to fill out an application form which will be assessed. All volunteers will receive a thorough induction before commencing in any role.

  • Q:

    Are volunteers paid?

    A:

    Volunteering is based on choice so there is no mutual obligation and the time given should be seen as a gift offered by the volunteer.

  • Q:

    Will I get a uniform?

    A:

    As a volunteer you'll be expected to wear your own smart clothes, appropriate to the role you are undertaking. You will be provided with an ID badge and for particular duties within the community, high visibility clothing.

  • Q:

    Am I eligible to apply?

    A:

    Police Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. There is no upper age limit for volunteers. If you're able to perform the responsibilities of the role, then you are eligible to apply. The number of roles within each Local Policing Team are limited, therefore applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis.