Police Volunteering Scheme (Cardiff)

Who

Anyone aged 18+ (please enquire if under 18 and interested in applying)

When

Various times

Where

Various locations

Commitment

At least twice a month and a minimum of 30 hours during the year

Contact

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The Police Volunteering scheme (Cardiff) was set up to help South Wales Police carry out various crime prevention campaigns and high visibility patrols. This is a unique opportunity to gain insight into what it’s like to be part of South Wales Police.

This project is a partnership between SVC, South Wales Police, Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, the University of South Wales and their Students' Unions, FOR Cardiff, Liberty Living and Cardiff Volunteering.

Activities include:

  • Walkabouts, where volunteers work directly with Police Constables (PCs) and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) visiting houses offering crime prevention advice around burglary and marking valuable items in the houses with security pens.
  • ‘Safety Bus’, where volunteers assist the police to highlight individuals who appear vulnerable to crime, ensuring they are taken home safely and/or provided with advice about how to avoid crime.
  • 'Street Scheme' where volunteers patrol on foot and support the safety bus to support individuals who are vulnerable in the night-time economy to a place of safety.
  • Property marking sessions, during which vo lunteers help with giving students advice on how to keep their belongings safe and secure.
  • PCSO Patrols, Major Crime support and many more opportunities..

This project requires specific vetting procedures organised by South Wales Police, plus project-specific training. There are usually at least two activities per month for the student volunteers to get involved with.

For more info, please email: SwpStudentLiaisonCardiff@south-wales.pnn.police.uk