Kent Police urge people to 'make a difference' in their community

Contributed by editor on Feb 20, 2017 - 07:42 AM

Kent Police urge people to 'make a difference' in in their community



Residents looking to make a difference to their community have the opportunity to become a Kent Police volunteer.


People looking for a new challenge can join the volunteer scheme where they will be working alongside police officers, staff and other volunteers.

Volunteers work across the Kent Police area and there are now opportunities for people living within Medway, Dartford and Gravesham, to join the team.

By taking on the role of a volunteer people are assisting police officers and staff, who are then able to concentrate on core policing duties and as a result there are more police officers on the streets and improved community support.

Volunteers also act as advocates for Kent Police by increasing understanding and building relationships in the communities where they preferably live, study or work.

Chief Superintendent Tim Smith divisional commander of North Division said: `Volunteers add value to Kent Police without replacing the work of paid officers or staff and it is a great way of gaining an insight into the world of policing if a person is thinking of applying to join the force.

‘We have a diverse culture across our force and our challenges are varied and exciting. By joining as a volunteer people will learn new skills and expand on existing ones as well as possibly pass on some skills of their own. I would encourage anyone who has a few hours a week to spare to apply to join Kent Police as a volunteer.’

Some of the reasons people volunteer to join Kent Police are:

- Opportunities to develop and enhance existing skills.
- To be part of a professional team.
- Personal development and growth.
- To gain an insight into what the police do.
- Have a general interest in the way the local community is policed.
- Have an increased sense of belonging to a group or community.
- Give something back and make a positive difference to the local community.

For more information on joining Kent Police as a volunteer visit

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