Could you be an Independent Custody Visiting Volunteer?
Do you have an interest in policing and a strong commitment to the welfare of others? The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey is looking for friendly individuals to help us carry out Independent Visits in Surrey.
Independent Custody Visiting Volunteers (ICVs) help us ensure that persons who are detained by Surrey Police receive the best treatment in accordance with their welfare and legal rights, by carrying out random checks on Custody Suites across the county.
Committing a few hours on a monthly basis, ICVs play a highly valued role on behalf of the PCC in exchange for an exciting and unique experience of policing in Surrey.
The role is voluntary (unpaid), although travelling expenses are paid. A police check will be conducted on all applicants prior to their appointment.
Interested to apply?
You don’t need any previous experience but we are looking for individuals who:
- Are observant, impartial and able to record detail
- Speak to others in a friendly manner without judgement
- Have their own transport and willingness to travel at varied hours
- Can offer an average of 3-5 hours a month to this role
Applicants should be over 18 years old and live or work in Surrey.
Full training is provided including classroom training sessions, training visits to custody and access to annual conferences and events.
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner values difference. We welcome applications from all eligible persons irrespective of age, gender, ethnic origin, religious belief, disability, or sexual orientation.
Custody visitors are re-appraised and appointments extended every 3 years by mutual agreement.