Induction and training for volunteers ensures they are able to carry out their role as effectively as possible. Find out how you can make your volunteers a valued part of the team.
All police support volunteers should receive induction training when they take up their placement. This will ensure they understand the organisation and the boundaries in which they are operating and are welcomed into the force.
Police support volunteers may also require role-specific training, which will enable them to perform their tasks more effectively.
Note: training must be relevant to the role, if not, it could be construed as a 'consideration'.
Roles requiring high levels of training and supervision may be inappropriate for volunteers to undertake unless a regular and sustained commitment is given.
These documents are supplied as examples of good practice by participating forces.