Active Citizens required across the County- Urgent Need in Chelmsford and Maldon

Essex Police are currently looking for "active citizen" volunteers to assist local neighbourhood policing officers in Essex. We are looking for citizens who will deploy with police officers and police community support officers on foot in the community on crime reduction initiatives. The aim is to help reassure residents, provide crime prevention advice, engagement work opportunities, and importantly - be a high visible deterrent.

We would like volunteers who are committed to working with us, volunteers joining the initiative will undergo vetting and be provided with a high visibility jacket and identification. This initiative had contributed very positively to help reduce crime in areas where the scheme has already been tried.

Although there is no financial reward, this is a fantastic opportunity to help support our communities, providing an opportunity for younger volunteers to gain experience, whilst older volunteers will be able to utilise and share their life experiences, helping the police to make our community even safer.


We would like to hear from you if you are eighteen years or over (no maximum age restriction), have medium level IT skills.

Must be a resident in the UK for 3 years.

Commitment of a year is required .

2 - 8 hour shifts available

Please note that the vetting and screening process for this role is lengthy and that applications can sometimes take as long as 12 months to complete.


  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Refreshments provided
  • Health and Safety Policy
    Lead Officer
  • Ongoing support
    Lead Officer
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
    On the job
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 01/12/2017

End Date: 14/12/2020

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This opportunity is available Countywide.

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