Durham Constabulary is seeking volunteers to join a new venture aimed at improving services to the public.
A Service Update Bureau is being launched soon, which will further enable the force to keep in contact with victims of crime and anti-social behaviour.
They will provide updates about the progress of any investigation, and provide the member of the public with an opportunity to offer feedback or comment on the police action, if they wish.
“This is a new facility for victims of crime and anti-social behaviour and we’re hoping to recruit volunteers to help us provide it,” says Inspector Jason Meecham.
“We’re looking for additional volunteers to supplement our existing volunteers, police staff, police officers and special constables.”
The bureau will be ‘virtual’, so it will not be based in any one police station. Volunteers can choose to go to their most convenient station and log on to operate the system. The bureau will operate seven days a week, mainly during office hours and early evening.
All volunteers will go through an interview and vetting process after which they will receive full relevant training.
Insp Meecham added: “We hope people will consider this an interesting prospect. It’s an opportunity for someone to get involved in policing on a voluntary basis where they could be making a genuine contribution to helping victims of crime.”
For more detail should contact Inspector Jason Meecham (Communications Branch) via email at customerservicedesk@durham.pnn.police.uk