Police Support Volunteers undertake roles to support and enhance the day-to-day work undertaken by police officers and staff. By offering their time and energy in this role they help address policing issues, enhance service delivery and strengthen links between policing and the community.

Some of our volunteers have specialist skills from their employment that they bring to Merseyside Police can assist with investigations in Fraud, Cyber Crime or other Policing areas. Other volunteers support their local policing teams with initiatives such as Safer Roads Watch or working in local Police Stations.

What is in it for you?

The roles can be so varied, they provide a fantastic opportunity to do something worthwhile with your spare time, making a real difference to our force and to your community.

Not only will you learn new skills and enhance your CV, you to engage and interact with people from all backgrounds, whilst making a positive contribution to your area.

The application process:

  1. Initial Online Application Form

A simple online application form which asks for your personal details and any relevant skills that you can bring to the role to assess your eligibility - similar to a standard job application form.

  1. Interview

If you are successful at the application stage, we'll invite you in for an informal interview so that we can get to know you better and discuss how your skills can complement the volunteering role you have applied for.

  1. Vetting

You'll be asked to provide details of you and those closest to you so that we can complete the relevant checks, which will check things such as criminal history.

  1. Health Check

You’ll be asked to complete a medical history questionnaire which will be assessed by our Occupational Health Unit in order to identify any reasonable adjustments that need to be made for you.

  1. Role starts

You will be registered as a Police Support Volunteer and arrangements will be made for you to commence your volunteering role.

Meet our volunteers