Metropolitan Police Service – Special Constable (Volunteer Police Officer)

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Special constables are volunteer police officers who play a pivotal role in the Met. Becoming one gives you the chance to work alongside regular police officers, bring skills and experiences from your day job and the opportunity to give something back to the community.

Details of the opportunity:

Volunteers are needed to support police officers based across 32 London boroughs. Special constables are required to give at least 16 hours per month and have the same powers and responsibilities as regular police officers.

You will be involved in all aspects of policing in London and enjoying a variety of roles:

  • working in schools to talk about safety and crime
  • assisting in the events of accidents, fights and fires
  • helping ensure public safety and security at both local and major events
  • taking part in ‘Hotspot’ operations to tackle underage drinking, criminal damage and nuisance/public disorder

Skills required:

  • good communication skills
  • confident
  • enjoy working with the general public
  • team-working

Additional benefits:

A comprehensive training course runs for 20 days across 12 weekends, or can be completed as an intensive Monday to Friday course over 4 weeks.

Throughout your training, you will develop a number or core skills including:

  • decision-making
  • self-motivation
  • communication
  • professional standards
  • integrity

All hours volunteered will be recorded on your HEAR – which goes on your permanent university record.

All hours will contribute towards your Brunel Volunteers Award, which leads to an invitation to the Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony.

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Interested? Apply now!

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