As a volunteer you will perform a variety of duties which may require you to:

  • assist police with victim support and customer service
  • support witnesses attending court and during the court process
  • perform community liaison functions such as senior citizens meeting and community safety  committees
  • participate in community policing initiatives such as safety audits and engraving programs
  • assist during times of disaster or emergency
  • maintain local registers including citizens at risk and key holder registers
  • maintain a scrapbook of police related newspaper clippings
  • maintain the public noticeboard in the foyer
  • assist with school fetes and youth programs
  • promote crime prevention initiatives by distributing crime prevention materials at shopping centres, schools, car parks and home addresses
  • perform administrative tasks such as minute taking, shredding, filing, photocopying and packing
  • assist Protocol Officer at medal ceremonies
  • visit local charities to request toys to entertain children attending the police station, and assist with short term child minding.

You will not be asked to perform core policing duties, such as carrying a gun, driving a marked police vehicle or wearing a police uniform.

All volunteers receive specialist training at the local police command and you can expect to be fully supported whilst completing a diverse range of duties at the Local Area Command. Volunteers are invited to attend an annual VIP conference.