Meet Henny, who has volunteered with Northamptonshire Police for over 10 years.
Hi, my name is Henny, I've been a volunteer with Northamptonshire Police for over ten years. I work on the Northamptonshire County Schools Challenge where we give key stage 3 students a social problem and they have to come up with solutions to it.
It is really good being a part of the police family. I'm treated exactly the same way as a police support member of staff is and I feel really valued. If you want to be a volunteer, come and be a volunteer for Northamptonshire Police, it's a great place to work.
Becoming a police support volunteer is an excellent opportunity to become involved with different aspects of policing and gain experience of Northamptonshire Police, whether you simply want to help your community or are interested in pursuing a career within the police service.
By volunteering with us you could play a vital role in helping us deliver and improve the service we provide to communities across Northamptonshire.
If you have some spare time we will be able to provide opportunities to help you develop yourself, learn new skills and make a difference to people’s lives.
Our growing numbers of volunteers complement our police officers and staff and add value to the wider police service.
You will be fully supported in your role as a volunteer, and provided with the appropriate training and updates.
We welcome applications from all communities and are keen to diversify our workforce.
Volunteer roles and opportunities
Volunteers fulfil many different roles across Northamptonshire Police. Some work within our neighbourhood policing teams, supporting police officers and PCSOs within local communities.
Other roles are office-based, such as with our Safer Roads Team, or within more specialist departments like e-forensics.
The Volunteers on Horseback scheme has been running since 2014 and currently has around 50 active volunteers across the county.
These volunteers make a difference by engaging with rural communities and assisting in public reassurance.
Working closely with Neighbourhood Policing and Rural Crime teams, the Volunteers on Horseback:
Regularly patrol on private land. By being allowed on private land they can check for any suspicious activity such as open gates, damaged fencing, tyre marks across open land, or dumped property.
The Volunteers on Horseback have a proven record of recovering stolen property from private land
Help to improve trust and confidence within their communities. The volunteers wear Northamptonshire Police liveried fluorescent jackets so they can be easily identified.
We are currently seeking Volunteers on Horseback in the Daventry Rural North area. If you're interested in being involved, please email [email protected]
Who can volunteer?
Volunteers with Northamptonshire Police must be over 18
Some roles will require security checks to be carried out
You’ll be asked for details about your employment, and any other voluntary work you do
Those in following occupations are ineligible to volunteer with Northamptonshire Police: private detectives/agents, security officers/guards/door staff, members of private constabularies/employer's police forces
For more information on volunteering with Northamptonshire Police, or to express an interest, please contact our Citizens in Policing team by email: [email protected] or phone: 101 ext. 341118