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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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Volunteer Police Community Support Officer (VPCSO)

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Volunteer Police Community Support Officers are an additional uniformed visible presence in our local communities, to support regular operational colleagues.

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Gloucestershire Constabulary and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) are looking for anyone who has a passion for their local community. We are looking for volunteers who want to make a difference and be part of the Police family working to reduce crime and build trust and confidence. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who wants to work with the police family who believes they can make a difference in supporting their local community.

Volunteers will be working with Neighbourhood Policing Teams to get involved in building relationships with the community and the police to reduce crime and protect the vulnerable. The role is flexible, has no upper age limit and no set hours; you will decide what you can commit to. Whilst you will not be expected to take any direct police action, you will wear a uniform, have a police radio, wear a body worn video camera and be a valued part of the team - full training will be given when you start. If you care about your neighbourhood and feel you want to make a difference, well now you can! Step up and make it count, be that individual who shows they care for the community and the individuals in it.

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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.