If you’ve ever considered giving back to your community in a unique and impactful way, you’ve come to the right place. Thames Valley Police offers a range of rewarding volunteering opportunities that allow you to play an essential role in helping to protect our communities, and make a positive difference in the lives of those around you. Explore the diverse avenues for volunteer work within the police, where your dedication, skills, and passion can create safer, stronger, and more connected communities. Discover the numerous ways you can contribute to our mission while enriching your own life.

Vetting is an important element of the process for any volunteering role within the police, depending on the role you are applying for will determine the level of vetting required – find out more about Vetting at Thames Valley Police.
Volunteering opportunities as a Special Constable

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There are other ways in which you can volunteer to help protect your community and make a contribution to how policing across the Thames Valley operates
Neighbourhood Watch is about people getting together with their neighbours to take action to reduce crime.

They’re community initiatives owned and run by their members which are supported by the police but not owned by them, although we sometimes run them.

They work by developing a close relationship between community members and the local police.

Learn more by visiting the Neighbourhood Watch webpage.
Organised by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, in partnership with Community Speedwatch UK, speedwatch groups in the Thames Valley are provided with a starter kit on a loan basis, including a speed detection device, to help volunteers assist in the battle against speeding motorists.

Community teams undergo a number of training sessions online and police risk assessments to ensure safety at the roadside.

To learn more, please visit the Community Speedwatch webpage.
Independent Advisory Groups (IAGs) are a way for our diverse communities to work with us to help improve our service. Groups are comprised of members of the public, with 13 groups representing each of our 11 Local Policing Areas (LPAs) as well as a Strategic Independent Advisory Group (SIAG) and a Stop and Search Independent Advisory Group (SSIAG).

IAGs consider local issues such as stop and search figures, hate crime statistics, critical incidents or issues raised as relevant and topical to the public that the LPA serve. IAGs enable us to create a genuine partnership with our communities. Their insights help shape our service for the benefit of all our communities to maximise on trust and confidence. IAGs are independent only in relation to their views. Learn more by visiting the IAG webpage.

The Joint Independent Audit Committee provides independent assurance to the Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable regarding the adequacy of the risk management framework and the associated control environment within Thames Valley Police and our office.

To learn more, please visit the JIAC website.