Our Vision for Police Community Volunteering has its roots in the vision of Robert Peel for his police force in 1829:

“Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.”

Wiltshire Police Community Volunteers and Special Constabulary are an integral part of the wider policing family, providing a visible, highly trained, volunteer resource which with other voluntary roles assists us to greatly enhance our appropriate response within our communities. Wiltshire Police are committed to supporting those who volunteer by providing them with the necessary skills and equipment to undertake this collaborative role within our streets, neighborhoods, and communities.

The Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner shares the vision that volunteering is an integral part of policing and would like to expand the numbers of those who participate. These volunteers should be embedded within the communities to further enhance the original vision of Peel by citizens directly contributing in a positive way to their own neighborhoods.

Are you able to make a Visible Difference in Your Community?     

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