The Met Police Volunteers (MPV) programme gives members of the public the opportunity to support the MPS and be there for London. It increases contact between local communities and the police, and improves the service we give to the public.
Met Police Volunteers do not have any police powers or uniform. Most roles are based within police stations.
Volunteers benefit the MPS in a multitude of ways. They bring a wide range of skills and experience. They add value to the work of trained staff, helping to enhance service delivery and improve customer service. Furthermore, they act as advocates for the police, increasing understanding and building relationships in the communities they live and work in.
So not only does the programme give you the chance to make a valuable contribution to the safety and security of your community, it also allows officers and staff to spend more time doing what they are trained to do
Currently volunteers support the MPS in areas such as:
- General administration
- Press Office support
- Role-plays for police training
- Metropolitan Special Constabulary support
Tasks can include updating databases, collating evaluation questionnaires and general administration tasks. There's a wide range of areas in which your borough might need additional support.
To find out more please visit the Met Police Volunteers section of the website