Produced with funding from the Police Transformation Fund, the IPSCJ has produced a number of research reports in to the work of Citizens in Policing across the UK. These include:

  • A national benchmarking report, which presents data across ‘Citizens in Policing’ in England and Wales, with a focus primarily on Special Constables, Police Support Volunteers, Volunteer Police Cadets and volunteers within OPCCs;
  • A national survey of Special Constables, which provides the findings of a National Survey of Special Constables conducted in Spring 2018, capturing the views and experiences of individuals across all forces in England and Wales; and
  • A national survey of Police Support Volunteers, which draws comparisons to a previous survey undertaken in 2016 and uses the analysis to point to opportunities to improve the experience, contribution and impact of PSVs in policing.

Completed Research

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  • 2018 Benchmarking Exercise Summary

    Lead Force: N/A

    A summary version of the national benchmarking report, which presents data across ‘Citizens in Policing’ in England and Wales, with a focus primarily on Special Constables, Police Support Volunteers, Volunteer Police Cadets and volunteers within OPCCs.

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  • 2018 Benchmarking Exercise - Full Report

    Lead Force: N/A

    The national benchmarking report presents data across ‘Citizens in Policing’ in England and Wales, with a focus primarily on Special Constables, Police Support Volunteers, Volunteer Police Cadets and volunteers within OPCCs.

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  • National Survey of Special Constables

    Lead Force: N/A

    This report provides the findings of a National Survey of Special Constables conducted in Spring 2018, capturing the views and experiences of individuals across all forces in England and Wales.

    Download PDF
  • National Survey of Police Support Volunteers

    Lead Force: N/A

    This report provides the findings of a National Survey of Police Support Volunteers conducted in Spring 2018, capturing the views and experiences of individuals across all forces in England and Wales.

    Download PDF