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Gloucestershire Constabulary is one of the oldest rural police forces in Britain. The area we cover is around 1,000 square miles and is home to the Cotswolds, the Royal Forest of Dean and the Severn ...

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CCTV Collection Volunteer

Organisation role · Flexible hours
Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
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After Crimes are committed CCTV is often required and this needs to be collected from businesses. Can you do this on our behalf?

Detailed description

Do you know your way around the local neighbourhood? Do you have good administration and organisational skills? Do you have a Clean Driving License? Can you volunteer a few hours a week?

If the answer is yes to above then we would like to hear from you.

Role Responsibilities

Our local policing teams frequently need to collect CCTV evidence from shops and businesses after crimes have been reported.

In this role you will work closely with the station point of contact, who will let you know when a small run of CCTV evidence needs collecting. You will then need to attend the station to understand the full details of what evidence needs to be collected. Then you will be asked to retrieve the relevant documents and CCTV from the businesses and safely return them to the station point of contact. You will be able to use one of our Constabulary pool cars to collect the evidence (subject to vetting and training).

This is a very important voluntary role in the Constabulary as this allows Police Officers continue with other duties knowing that vital CCTV evidence will be collected.


Training will include learning how to fill in pro forma statements. You will also learn to understand the importance of continuity. You will be assisted by the station point of contact throughout your role.

In addition to this, you will be vetted and assessed by the Constabulary’s Driver Training Unit. This is because you will be representing the Constabulary and driving our vehicles, so high standards must be maintained.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for this volunteer role, please complete the application form on the Constabulary Website.

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs

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About Gloucestershire Constabulary

Gloucestershire Constabulary is one of the oldest rural police forces in Britain. The area we cover is around 1,000 square miles and is home to the Cotswolds, the Royal Forest of Dean and the Severn Vale, but also includes the urban centres of Cheltenham and Gloucester.

We serve a population of around 600,000 people in a county which incorporates the royal households of Highgrove and Gatcombe Park, airports at Staverton and Kemble, two universities, part of the M5 motorway and a number of large employers including GCHQ. It also hosts several major events.

Day-to-day policing of the county is delivered through six areas: Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Stroud, Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean.

Neighbourhood policing is very much at the heart of the Constabulary and within the six areas, we have teams covering 55 communities.

At the most local level, our neighbourhood policing teams have built strong relationships with the communities within which they work. Made up of Police Officers, Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), Special Constables, Police Support Volunteers, Volunteer Police Cadets and Police Staff, they tackle crime and disorder and other issues which matter most to the public.

Community policing is only part of what we do. The Constabulary showcase the work we do at our annual Open Day. Highlights include our dogs and mounted sections, roads policing team, forensics unit, specialist firearms officers, demonstrations and an opportunity to speak with Constabulary staff about paid and volunteer recruitment opportunities.

Gloucestershire Constabulary also works with other organisations (partners) such as local councils, support groups and charities, sharing expertise and making the best use of resources to help beat crime, make the county a safer place within which to live, visit and work and keep the people of Gloucestershire safe from harm.