Are you interested in volunteering for the Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office? We are looking for Independent Custody Visitors to join the Ceredigion team to visit Aberystwyth Custody Suite.
Independent Custody Visitors, (ICVs), are members of the public who volunteer to make unannounced visits to police custody to provide an independent check on the rights, entitlements and wellbeing of detainees in custody. You would be part of a dynamic volunteer team who checks on conditions at police cells. This scheme – and others run by my office – helps to protect vulnerable people and ensure professionalism in Dyfed-Powys Police. ICVs can visit custody suites at any time of day or night, 7 days a week so you can volunteer even if you have full-time work or study commitments.
Independent Custody Visitor John Jones said: “I believe that the Custody Staff within the Force accept the need for the scrutiny we provide through this volunteering role, and they are always willing to discuss matters with us – this makes me feel part of something which is making a difference.”
To volunteer with us you must be over the age of 18, live, work or study within the Dyfed-Powys area, have been resident in the UK for at least 3 years, be independent of the Police and Criminal Justice System, and be able to make unbiased observations and informed judgements in which the public can have confidence.
Training will be provided and travel expenses are refunded for volunteers from the local area.
For further information, please phone 01267 226440 and leave a message for the Assurance Support Officer, Caryl Bond or email email@example.com
You can also download the Handbooks and application forms from the Commissioner’s website: