Volunteering for South Wales Police provides you with an exciting and rewarding opportunity to assist and support Police Officers and Police Staff to help us achieve the our policing priorities.
We have a vast amount of opportunities for you to get involved with to become part of the policing family.
During your service you will deal with a varied range of incidents. There will be times when you will experience confrontation; you will arrest suspects and attend often distressing events, but it won’t be all blue lights and car chases.
You will be there for people in times of need, there will be occasions when you don’t finish your shift on time and when it feels like all you do is complete paperwork. But if you have the drive to make a difference in your community you will get a great deal out of working alongside full-time officers to make South Wales safer.
Police Student Volunteers
The Student Volunteer scheme runs parallel with the South Wales Police, Police Support Volunteer Scheme. For the last 6 years the students of South Wales and in particular Cardiff, Swansea Universities and the University of Glamorgan (Treforest) have become pro actively involved in keeping their local communities safe, for both the benefit of the community and the student population of the campus and student villages.
It is encouraging that students engage with the local community in a friendly way, so often the public only see the bad side of the student community and consequently blame many problems (rightly or wrongly) on them. By getting involved and talking to people and solving problems, the public have been able to see that students do care and are interested in the views and opinions of the general community.
The activities undertaken by the student volunteers have also been used by the Universities in their Police Sciences BSc, for example, to provide practical case studies in the teaching of research methods to the students. Working under the direction of members of the Neighbourhood Policing Teams you will engage directly with serving Police Officers and Police Community Support Officers.
The recruitment of Police Student Volunteers is initially administered through the Student Volunteer Council in each campus, working in partnership with members of the local neighbourhood Policing teams.
The normal recruitment of Student Volunteers takes place in May and September each year and the competition for placements is extremely high. Further details can be obtained from your Students Union.
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