Met Police Volunteers
Met Police Volunteers was established in 2001 with the primary aim of getting local communities more closely involved with their policing, and so improving the service we can offer. It is a London-wide network, operated via Met Police Volunteers Managers based on each borough and some specialist departments, whose role it is to recruit and support volunteers.
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 scheme 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
- Reception Services
- Safer Neighbourhoods Policing 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.
If you have 10 hours a month to devote to helping your community each week, the MPV may be just the opportunity for you.
The Met Police Volunteers scheme was established to help deliver a better service to the public. By becoming a volunteer you can help make a vital contribution to the entire Metropolitan Police Service. Volunteering can help enrich your social life, enhance your career, and above all, by giving back to your community and keeping your city safe, it can give you a real sense of achievement