The IPSCJ’s Centre for Citizens in Policing will contribute to a workshop hosted by the College of Policing next week (Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th March), which has been designed to help develop the strategy for the use of police service volunteers across England and Wales.
The workshop will draw together managers of police service volunteers from across the country in order to develop ideas for future national strategies for the use of citizens in policing. The event will also seek to begin creation of a national action plan to further develop and enhance the role of volunteers across police forces.
Dr Iain Britton, Lead Researcher for Citizens in Policing, will represent the IPSCJ at the College of Policing in Ryton, Warwickshire, and believes the event shows how crucial volunteers will be in the future of public safety services.
Dr Britton said:
“The impact that Police Service Volunteers have in serving their local communities is already huge and reflects the enormous commitment of an estimated 10,000 volunteers across the forces of England and Wales. The purpose of the national workshop is to set an even more ambitious agenda for what police service volunteers can contribute in the future.
“This is a key moment for police volunteering. I think it is becoming an increasingly mainstream view in policing that