Get involved in policing in your community
We’re starting 2018 by asking more members of the public to get active and involved in policing matters affecting our communities in Thames Valley.
We want you to have your say about what matters most to you - working with us to identify priorities and solve local issues.
Anyone can contribute to local policing, regardless of age or background.
You don’t have to have a lot of time to spare or commit to travelling long distances – we’ve got a role to suit everyone. You can even get involved from the comfort of your own home.
Below are just a few ways you can get active in your community:
- Community Forums: Open to all members of the public, Community Forums are held both online and in person at times to suit everyone. They let you have a say on what matters most to you, enabling us to work together to solve issues in your area. Watch our video for more information.
- Independent Advisory Groups: Independently chaired by members of the community, IAGs meet four times a year and help shape the way we work and the service we deliver. IAG members represent their communities, sharing their views on policing issues affecting local people and challenging them when necessary.
- Cadet Leaders: Our Cadet Leaders help inspire and support our young Police Cadets, developing their skills and confidence. They assist with weekly meetings as well as supporting activities and events in the local community. Cadet Leaders need to be over 18 and able to commit to one evening a week with some additional hours when required.
- Fraud and Cyber Crime Prevention Volunteers: Work closely alongside officers and staff to help raise awareness and understanding of fraud and cyber related crime, arranging and attending events as well as offering advice and guidance to both members of the public and businesses.
You can apply for the above roles via the vacancies section of our website.
For more information about all the ways you can get involved visit our website or follow our #ActiveCommunities campaign on social media.