Chief wants 1,000 volunteers

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Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick’s bid to have 1,000 volunteers working alongside county police will be launched on Wednesday.

The public are invited to attend a meeting of the newly set up project board from 10am-midday at Lincolnshire Police headquarters in Nettleham.

Mr Hardwick’s plan is for volunteer groups to be made up of 350 special constables, 250 police support volunteers, 150 police cadets and 250 volunteer police community support officers.

His aim is to boost the capability, capacity and visibility of volunteers within the force and provide a valuable link with communities and raise levels of community engagement.

Mr Hardwick will open the meeting and Assistant Chief Constable Keith Smy will be available for questions at the end.

Anyone wishing to attend should email Project Manager Pete Dyer at