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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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An exciting volunteer opportunity has arisen in the Gloucestershire Constabulary Archives.

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The role would suit someone who is interested in the history of the Constabulary (and history generally), sociology, or art and photography; with a few hours a week to spare in support of the local police to preserve its legacy.


This role is to assist with the cataloguing and transcription of materials relating to Gloucestershire Constabulary. Volunteering within this role will support current staff and volunteers to enhance the capacity to provide a quality service for members of the public and police family members with genealogical and historical enquiries.

Good communication skills are required, with an eye for detail and ability to accurately record data. Knowledge of working with databases and basic IT applications is desirable however, there is scope for creativity through the building of display boards for functions and presentations representing Gloucestershire Constabulary.


This function is located at the Heritage Hub at the Gloucestershire Archives in Alvin Street, Gloucester. Working times are flexible and will be agreed between the Volunteer and the Force Archivist.


Assistance at occasional events, (including the annual Constabulary Open Day) is encouraged. The role is managed by the Constabulary’s Communications and Engagement Department at Police Headquarters in Quedgeley.

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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.