The Police & Crime Commissioner, is offering residents an exciting opportunity to join police officers and Police Community Support Officers on the beat in the local community and see how they deal with offenders and victims, this may include arrests, questioning and stop and searches.
The use of stop and search powers allow the police to tackle crime and keep our communities safe.
Stop and search is targeted and intelligence led, taking place predominantly in areas where serious acquisitive crime (burglary, vehicle crime and robbery) and violence is taking place and on people who are known or suspected to be involved in these crimes.
Stop and search should only be used when police officers have a good reason to stop you, but being stopped and searched doesn’t mean you have done something wrong.
The Lancashire Police Ride – A – long Scheme enables you to experience first-hand what your local officers are dealing with on a daily basis.
There are no qualifications needed but applicants must:
- Be over 18 years of age;
- Live or work in Lancashire;
- Be a resident in the UK for at least three years;
- Be independent from the police, impartial and work in a non-discriminatory way; and
- Be able to maintain confidentiality.
For additional information about the Lancashire Police Ride-a-Long Scheme, please see below ‘Frequently Asked Questions’, and ‘Role Description’. Should you require any additional information, please contact the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner on 01772 533587.
When there are vacancies they will be listed on the Lancashire Volunteer Partnership website