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Posted on 10:09:00 on 16th February 2017
Cumbria Constabulary is looking to recruit experienced volunteers who are passionate about helping officers confront sexual violence and domestic abuse.

The force is looking to recruit volunteers for three roles which will have important responsibilities in helping the community.

A police support volunteer Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator will help promote key messages in an effort to reduce sexual violence and show the consequences of sexually violent behaviour.

Detective Chief Inspector Dan St Quintin said: “My message goes out to anyone who has a few hours to spare and who wants to make a difference in helping protect some of the most vulnerable in our communities.

“You will get all the training and support you need to succeed in the role you apply for. You really will be making a difference and you will be helping to support specially-trained teams of police officers.

“If you’re interested then please get involved. As a valued member of a team you will be helping to keep your community safe.”

A police support volunteer Multi-Agency Support Volunteer is being sought to arrange, research and prepare for multi-agency meetings.

A police support volunteer TecSOS Phone Installation Volunteer is being recruited with the aim of reducing the risk of domestic abuse for survivors of domestic violence. This volunteer will install Tecsos phones in homes of domestic abuse survivors, as well as other responsibilities.

All three roles are based at Barrow police station in the south of the county in the Public Protection Unit. However, there is the potential in the future for the volunteer scheme to be extended to elsewhere in the county.

Det Ch Insp Dan St Quintin said: “Throughout Cumbria we have busy teams of detectives working really hard to protect the most vulnerable in our communities. By taking on a few volunteers to do some small but very important supporting roles, I can ensure that that my detectives are spending as much time as possible catching child abusers, domestic abuse perpetrators and other criminals doing really nasty things.

“If anyone want to volunteer to work with a team of detectives and has a few hours to spare on a flexible and fairly regular basis, then I would love to hear from you. You will be subject to our vetting process and you will get all the training and support you need to do one of these rewarding and important roles.”

The closing date for applications is 9 March 2017.

Find out more information about these roles here

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