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Become a Kent Police Volunteer

If you have a few hours to spare and are thinking about volunteering, Kent Police is looking for volunteers for work across the county.

Who can volunteer?

As long as you are 16 years or older, you can put yourself forward to become a volunteer with Kent Police whatever your ability, skills and experience.

Volunteering opportunities

Once volunteers are trained and familiar with Kent Police policies and procedures, they have opportunities to get involved in a range of activities such as:

  • helping on the front desk in police stations
  • supporting investigating officers
  • participating in community safety and crime reduction initiatives
  • acting as mystery shoppers
  • recording and storing lost and found property
  • helping with CCTV monitoring
  • general maintenance, including vehicle fleet care.

Why volunteer?

By volunteering with the police, you get to use your skills, experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in communities across Kent.

By working alongside a range of police professionals you can also help reduce the fear of crime.

When can I volunteer?

Kent Police has dedicated volunteers who perform a variety of tasks at a time which suits their personal and work commitments.

To help manage workloads and enhance stability, placements are usually for a minimum of one year.

Benefits of volunteering

You can:

  • make a positive contribution to help reduce crime, disorder and fear of crime in your community
  • gain valuable skills, experience and knowledge in one of the UK's most innovative police forces
  • engage and interact with people from different backgrounds
  • work as part of a team in a professional working environment
  • meet new people and make new friends.

How do I become a volunteer?

You can register your interest in becoming a volunteer by contacting your volunteer local liaison officers:

  • If you live in Medway, Dartford, Gravesend and Swale, contact John Haddaway on 01634 792131.
  • If you live in Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Malling and Tunbridge Wells, contact Sophie Tring on 01622 604 395
  • If you live in Ashford, Canterbury, Dover, Shepway or Thanet, contact John Haddaway as above.

All volunteers must undergo a vetting process after which, if you are successful, you will receive in house training where necessary.