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Reimagining the volunteer: a new chapter for police volunteering

Callender, M. (2016) Reimagining the volunteer: a new chapter for police volunteering. Policing Insight. 08/06/2016

Item Type: Article
Abstract: Volunteering in the police has a long and proud history, and a mixture of economic necessity alongside political ambition is contributing to a new chapter for police volunteering. Many of the newly elected PCCs are focused on how volunteers can more actively make their community safer, and many are seeking to grow the number of volunteers within the local force as well as diversify the opportunities they have to volunteer. Within the police, there is much support for enhancing the value and contribution of volunteers but many are concerned about the pace of and approach to this change. Taking into account the Policing and Crime Bill 2016, which will enable chief officer’s flexibility to confer a wider range of powers on police staff and volunteers, the identity of volunteers in policing is changing and their positioning is becoming more central to the core business of policing. This reinforces the sense that the agenda of citizens in policing is being reconstituted in real time and in all likelihood will continue to transform for some time yet.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV7551 Police. Detectives. Constabulary
Creators: Callender, Matthew
Publisher: CoPaCC
Northamptonshire and East Midlands: Crime
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Institute for Public Safety, Crime and Justice
Research Institutes > Institute for Public Safety, Crime & Justice
Date: 8 June 2016
Date Type: Published Online
Journal or Publication Title: Policing Insight
Volume: 08/06/2016
Language: English
Status: Published / Disseminated

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