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Swadlincote cops reveal raft of new support jobs

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 11, 2014

By Rob Smyth

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DETAILS have been released about the variety of volunteering roles members of the public can undertake with the police force in South Derbyshire.

People can try anything from helping with wildlife or rural crime to supporting officers at Swadlincote Police Station, in Civic Way, to combing through CCTV images looking for criminals as part of a new scheme operated by Derbyshire Police.

The move is aimed at bolstering the service offered, as well as allowing people to learn a range of new skills.

Assistant Chief Constable Gary Knighton said: "Volunteers already play an important role in supporting the force through the special constabulary.

"Our police support volunteers scheme will offer a wider variety of volunteering activities to members of the public, which will assist us to maintain a high quality of service to the public of Derbyshire.

"We are introducing a number of volunteering opportunities at the launch which we will build upon over the coming years.

"I would encourage people to have a look at the volunteering activities on offer and register their interest."

Volunteers will team up with police officers, PCSOs, special constables and police staff to provide additional support. They will be able to claim for expenses and there are no minimum hours to complete.

More information on the roles available can be viewed online at www.derbyshire.police.uk

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