Tony runs a series of volunteer schemes for people who would like to give up some of their time.
If you have a little time to spare and would like to make a real contribution to the delivery of a first-class police service, you might want to consider becoming a volunteer with us.
Please note: we are not currently recruiting appropriate adults, but we are recruiting independent custody visitors.
Our volunteers are members of the public who give up their spare time to get involved in one of the following:
The Appropriate Adult (AA) scheme is one of our volunteer schemes. It ensures young and vulnerable people have all the support and guidance they need during the custody process. Fortunately, many people in this category have a parent or guardian who they can call if they are arrested, however for those who don’t, the Appropriate Adult scheme provides a real lifeline.
The scheme is successful thanks to the members of the public who volunteer to be trained as AAs. Once they have all the skills they need, they form part of a 24-hour rota and may be called at any time of the day or night to help a young or vulnerable person as they are dealt with at a custody suite.
Independent Custody Visiting
The Independent Custody Visiting Scheme (ICVS) is one of our volunteer schemes. It exists to make sure that custody facilities are closely monitored by people outside of the police force. To make sure the scheme is fully independent, we recruit members of the public.
Independent custody visitors make random visits in pairs to police stations to check on the welfare of people who are in police custody. During their trips to custody sites, they look at a number of issues from the treatment of prisoners and behaviour of custody staff to the effectiveness of custody processes. Volunteers report their findings to us so that we can explore and resolve any potential problems.
If you have any queries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Becoming a volunteer
Please read through the role description to get a clear view of what the role involves. The person specification (available to download on this page) describes the necessary skills, experience and qualifications we are looking for. Pay particular attention to those areas on the person specification described as essential.
Please return the completed forms to:
Volunteer Schemes Coordinator-Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester
Civic Centre Complex
- Appropriate Adults Application Pack (Word, 587kb)
- Independent custody visitor application pack (Word, 242kb)
- Greater Manchester Police volunteering opportunities
- Other volunteering opportunities in Greater Manchester
For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact:
- 0161 793 3048