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Thames Valley Police (TVP) is proud to celebrate National Volunteers Week, which is running this year from 1 – 7 June.
Our Police Support Volunteers (PSVs), Special Constables (Volunteer Police Officers) and Cadets give up their own time to provide invaluable support and help the force keep Thames Valley safe, and are valuable assets for our force.
The first PSVs joined Thames Valley Police in 1997. Twenty-five years on, our force currently has a number of Special Constables and volunteers working within neighbourhood and response teams, roads policing, the dog unit, the protecting vulnerable people unit and more.
This week we look to highlight the work that our volunteers do on our social media channels, so please keep an eye on our TVP Facebook channel, TVP Twitter channel and TVP LinkedIn channel. You can also take this opportunity to thank your local volunteers on social media using #volunteersweek
Chief Superintendent Katy Barrow-Grint, Local Policing and Force Lead for Citizens in Policing said,“It is a great privilege to recognise and thank all of our Special Constables, Police Support Volunteers, and Cadets, for their endless energy and unwavering commitment that they give without any thought of personal recognition. Their dedication in a voluntary role is truly inspiring and enhances policing across the three counties.
“In TVP we are very fortunate to have people who are willing to volunteer in their spare time and I am truly grateful for this. Policing is far too important to be left solely to the police alone, and it is only with the support of members of the community that we can truly be representative of those communities we serve.”
This national week of recognition gives us an opportunity to not only focus on the work of our Specials, but to also promote the opportunities available for members of the public to join our dedicated volunteers. Becoming a volunteer or Special Constable not only helps our communities but it also provides each individual with invaluable experiences.
Interested in becoming a TVP volunteer? Please visit our TVP careers website to learn more – TVP Careers – roles