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Derbyshire police celebrate Volunteers Week

Posted on 8th June 2017

Derbyshire Constabulary is celebrating the outstanding contribution volunteers make to policing across the county.

Our special constables, police support volunteers and police cadets have taken part in a range of operations and initiatives as part of national Volunteer’s Week.

Since June 2016, our volunteers have given 6,120 hours of their time to help police the county, keep communities safe and support officers and staff in their roles.

Volunteers Week 2017 ran between June 1 and 7 and during this time, our special constables volunteered more than 1,300 hours. They made 16 arrests, helped officers make a further 12, attended 42 domestic incidents and carried out two drugs seizures.

They also carried out nine inquiries about missing people and helped at three collisions.

Our PSVs and cadets spent time with patients, visitors and staff at the Children’s Ward of the Royal Derby Hospital and the PSVs also completed duties such as role acting to support training exercises and helping to ensure our fleet are fully equipped.

The volunteers have supported the Ramathon running event in Derby, offered crime prevention advice at RHS Chatsworth and carried out speed checks.

Assistant Chief Constable Chris Haward said: “In Derbyshire, we have more than 600 volunteers who give their time to help our communities or simply lend a hand to serving officers and staff.  In the plainest of terms, we simply could not do without them.

“I want to take this opportunity to thank them all for their help, commitment and enthusiasm.”

To find out more about volunteering with us, visit the careers section of our website http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/Careers/Careers.aspx

You find out more about what our volunteers are doing by following them on Twitter; @DerbysPSVs, @DerbysCadets, and @DerbysSpecials

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.