Police in Spalding are holding a recruiting evening on Thursday (April 14) for people keen to serve their communities by becoming a special constable or volunteer police community support officer (VPCSO).
It starts at 7pm at the police station in Westlode Street, when there will be information given about the opportunities available.
But police are asking anyone wishing to attend to first register on www.lincs.police.uk/news-campaigns/campaigns/volunteering-opportunities/
Lincolnshire Police says working as a special constable or VPCSO will enable volunteers to:
• provide a visible presence and reassurance to communities
• help neighbourhood police teams and patrol officers
• police events
• attend incidents and take reports of crime
• improve service to the public
• develop a better relationship with Lincolnshire Police and other organisations
Lincolnshire Police says it provides recruits with full training at its headquarters in Nettleham.
Once training is completed, recruits are paired with a mentor – either a police constable or police community support officer – at their own local police station and carry out full uniformed patrol in support of police teams.
Lincolnshire Police says the volunteer events are an ideal opportunity to meet its recruitment teams, who can answer any questions on the processes involved in becoming a special or a VPCSO.
Those attending will also have the chance to speak to some of the existing volunteers, who will talk about their roles and responsibilities within Lincolnshire Police.