More than 100 people attended a recruitment fair held by Northamptonshire Police this week, organised to boost the number of volunteers in the force.
Volunteering opportunities include becoming a special constable, joining the police cadets, spotting speeding drivers as part of Community Speed Watch, working with local safer community teams, as well as behind-the-scenes roles in departments such as the intelligence bureau and hate crime unit.
The event, which was held at police headquarters at Wootton Hall on Wednesday night, gave volunteers the opportunity to meet with departments from across the force and find out more about the volunteering roles on offer.
Chief inspector Fay Tennet, head of community safety, said: “We will be holding more volunteer recruitment fairs across the county and have a wide variety of roles on offer with something to fit all types of skills, experience and background.
“Becoming a police support volunteer is an excellent opportunity to experience different aspects of policing, whether you want to help your community, develop new skills, get back into work, meet new people or pursue a career within the police service.”
Police and crime commissioner Adam Simmonds said: “It was inspiring to see how many people came to the volunteer fair – all wanting to make a difference where they live.
“I would urge anyone who wasn’t able to make the event last night, who would like volunteer, to take a look at our website.”
For more details visit www.northants.police.uk/volunteers.