Delivering a top quality service to the people of Derbyshire is a priority for police – and we are looking for volunteers to help us achieve just that.

The Police Support Volunteers scheme is an opportunity for members of the public who want to volunteer to get involved in policing and make a difference to their community. These roles are ideal for people who want to volunteer with us but do not want to wear a uniform to do it.

Being a Police Support Volunteer (PSV) means contributing some of your spare time in a wide variety of ways, working alongside police officers, PCSOs, Special Constables and police staff to protect the public and cut down crime.

Activities police are looking to fill range from viewing CCTV to supporting officers in crime prevention campaigns, and assisting with police training as a role actor.

The aim is to give people the chance to get involved with policing in Derbyshire, to help reduce the amount of time officers spend in the police station and to enhance the service we already provide.

It can also help your professional development, boost your CV, and give you an insight into policing in your area.

What activities can I take on?

Becoming a PSV provides opportunities for you to develop your skills and work as part of a team in a professional environment. PSVs bring a wide range of skills and experience, which add huge value to the work of our trained police officers and staff.

The volunteer activities we are looking to fill will provide you with fantastic opportunities to engage and interact with people from different backgrounds, and to give something incredibly valuable back to the community.

Activities are varied and include working alongside your area’s Safer Neighbourhood Team and helping them organise events and crime prevention campaigns, assisting with police training as a role actor, or monitoring CCTV cameras in your area to get hands-on with cutting crime.

Positions available

To see the current volunteering positions available within Derbyshire Constabulary, visit our e-recruitment portal

How to apply

To see the current list of volunteering vacancies, visit our e-recruitment portal and narrow down the vacancies using the 'Police Support Volunteer' selection box.

What qualifications do I need?

You don’t need any formal qualifications to become a PSV and you will not be expected to undertake any tasks that you aren’t qualified or trained to do. We will also provide training, and any out-of-pocket expenses can be claimed for by volunteers.

PSV Criteria:

  • volunteers must be aged 16 or over to apply for Role Actor or Wildlife Volunteer vacancies. All other vacancies have a minimum age of 18
  • there is no upper age limit
  • you will not be required to wear uniform but will be provided with an ID card
  • you will be covered by public liability insurance wherever you undertake your volunteering duties
  • you must be a British Citizen or EU member and have resided in the UK for a period of at least three years
  • all volunteers will be subject to vetting.

Derbyshire Constabulary is committed to delivering a high quality policing service to the people of our county, and our core values are most important to us and the communities we serve.

What happens after you apply?

When we receive your application, the recruitment selection process begins.

The recruitment process includes:

  • police vetting checks
  • an informal interview.

If your checks and interview are successful, you will be:

  • offered a suitable volunteer opportunity
  • required to attend an induction.