Volunteers

We’re increasing the number of volunteers who support West Midlands Police and we’d love to have you help us.

As a volunteer, your role will complement the duties of officers and staff. This will help free up officers and staff to perform key operational duties.

We’re currently developing the opportunities which volunteers are able to fulfil so are currently only asking for you to register their interest.

It may be that you’d be interested in supporting our force. If working from one of our buildings isn’t for you, Street Watch may be the answer.

Street Watch are people like you who – with some training and support from us – team up with other people from their area and be the eyes and ears of our officers.

Patrols are non-confrontational and aimed at improving neighbourhoods by identifying issues such as graffiti and criminal damage. If volunteers spot suspicious activity they report it but don’t get directly involved.

Street watch is all about citizenship and not policing. It’s about people who want to take an active role in their neighbourhood.

Street Watch members carry out unpaid, regulated street patrols for a minimum of two hours a month. Working in pairs they provide a visible, reassuring presence in their neighbourhoods.

Members have no police powers and are managed by a volunteer coordinator who maintains a list of who’s walking and provides advice, guidance and support in consultation with the local neighbourhood sergeant. Details of their patrols – and what activity they have undertaken – are recorded on a website.

Use the form below to register your interest in Street Watch and other volunteering opportunities. One of the team will be in touch.

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