Police Volunteer Recruitment.

North wales Police are looking for people who would like to volunteer some of their time, do you think you may be interested? If so read more about it below.

Police Support Volunteer

Becoming a Police Support Volunteer within North Wales Police is an excellent opportunity to become involved with different aspects of policing and gain experience within a professional and public organisation. It offers the opportunity to meet new people and work as part of a team, engage and interact with people from different communities and backgrounds whilst making a positive contribution to the local community.

By volunteering with us you could play a vital role in helping us deliver and improve the service we provide to communities across North Wales Police.

All kinds of people volunteer, across a wide age range, with a variety of different backgrounds, skills and life experiences. If you have some spare time we will be able to provide opportunities to help you develop yourself, learn new skills and make a difference in the communities.

You will be fully supported in your role as a volunteer, and provided with the appropriate training and updates.

What are Volunteers?

As described by the Home Office a Volunteer is “someone who commits time and energy for the benefit of society, the community, environment and/or individuals, undertaking this freely and by choice, without concern for financial gain”.

A Police Support Volunteer is someone who performs voluntary tasks, at the direction and on behalf of the organisation, through personal choice.

Police Support Volunteers agree to do this without expectation of compensation or financial reward, except for the payment of pre-determined and agreed out of pocket expenses.

There is no obligation therefore when an individual agrees to take on a voluntary role, and no contract of employment is issued. Either party may cancel the voluntary agreement at any time.

All Volunteers are required to sign forms agreeing to the principles of the Data Protection Act and the Official Secrets Act.

What activities or roles do Volunteers do?

Volunteers and the work they carry out are not designed to replace employees; the underlying principle of the agreement is that volunteers compliment and support staff roles. Being a volunteer provides a unique opportunity for individuals to use their skills, experience and local knowledge to make a positive contribution in their community by supporting the work we do.

Opportunities and activities vary from one department to another according to the needs across the Force and in local communities.

For example some of our roles are based within our community teams, specialist units whilst others are office based providing support and coordination for policing operations and teams.

Who can volunteer?

We do not expect formal qualifications for most tasks, but what we are interested in is common sense, dedication and the ability to communicate with people.

You must be over 18. Due to the nature of the Police Service voluntary roles will require security checks to be completed.

You will be subject to the same criteria as all members of the Force, and as such your application may not be accepted if there is a conflict of interest in your professional or personal life.

You can contact Lisa on 01492805398

( Information courtesy of http://www.north-wales.police.uk/ )

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Fancy Volunteering as a Special Constable?

Special Constables are volunteer police officers. They undertake valuable work and form a vital link between the regular force and their local communities. Special Constables wear the same uniform and hold the same powers of arrest as a regular officer.

The role of the Special Constable is to assist and support the regular force in meeting local policing needs. They are an important part of the police service and have a vital role to play in the future of policing.

Find out more my clicking here: http://www.north-wales.police.uk/recruitment.aspx

Beware of Bogus Callers

There have been a number of reports of bogus callers trying to gain access to care Homes and Domiciliary Agencies.

In some cases they have posed as Inspectors or even “New Staff” coming on to start a shift. One incident happened in the middle of the night!

The Care and Social Service Inspectorate Wales is advising everyone to be extra vigilant and if there is any doubt regarding their ID to phone their care service provider or police.

Keep aware of who you open your door to and BE SAFE!

Major search after reports of jump off Menai Bridge

From the Bangor Anglesey Mail yesterday.

A MAJOR sea, air and land search was launched after a man was seen plunging from the Menai Suspension Bridge.

Eyewitnesses dialled 999 after watching a man jump from the bridge to the Menai Strait below on Monday morning.

The RNLI lifeboat at the nearby Beaumaris station on Anglesey, 22 Squadron RAF Valley helicopter, North Wales Police and onshore coastguard teams from Bangor and Pen Mon scrambled to the scene to conduct a four-hour search and rescue operation.

Emergency teams were eventually stood down at 2.15pm but no body was found.

A police spokesman confirmed that searches would continue in an attempt to trace the identity of the man.

He said: “We had a report at 11am that a man had entered the water from the Menai Suspension Bridge.”

An RNLI Beaumaris spokeswoman said: “We received a call at 11.31am to say people had seen a man jump from the Menai Suspension Bridge at 11.25am. Witnesses (on the bridge) said they saw a man splashing about in the water.

“Our crew were there within minutes of taking the call and an extensive search was undertaken by ourselves, the helicopter (from RAF Valley) and the coastguard’s onshore team.”

Dealing With Unwanted Callers

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Unwanted doorstep callers often aim to get into your home to steal your money or valuables by distracting you or catching you off guard.

They may call at your door posing as bogus Officials claiming to be from the council, police, health carers, market researchers, gas, water, electricity, phone or TV companies. They can be very convincing and persuasive.

Rogue traders may call at your door offering home improvement services such as window/gutter cleaning, path and driveway repairs, roofing or building work, gardening and tree lopping, and other types of goods and services, which you may or may not want or need.

Sometimes they try to take advantage of your good nature by saying they are collecting for charity, or they need something from your house such as water for their car or to use your phone.

They do all these things to DISTRACT you and TRICK their way into your house.

REMEMBER

  • They can be old or young, male or female, even young children.
  • They can appear official and may be smartly dressed with uniforms, official looking paperwork and fake ID’s.
  • They often work in teams and may pass your details on to another gang.
  • They will be very believable.

Follow The Doorstep Code!

Before you go to your front door, ask yourself:

  • Are my doors locked?
  • Am I expecting anyone?
  • Can I take a look out of the window or spyhole?
  • Do I recognise this person?
  • Have they got a vehicle I recognise?

If the answer is NO to any of these questions think:

  • Is it a bogus caller at my door?

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Thanks to The All-Wales Crime Partnership for the above information.