One of the key aims for Hertfordshire Constabulary is to improve feelings of safety and reassurance throughout all of our communities by creating safer neighbourhoods.

We want the public to feel safe in the places in which they live, work and go to school.  In order to achieve this, our new initiatives around Safer Neighbourhoods mean that we have more police officers and PCSOs than ever before working at a local level with our communities.

Now, through our Police Community Volunteer scheme, we are able to offer the chance for members of the public to support the constabulary and make a valuable contribution to the safety and security of their own community as well as developing new skills.

Roles for Volunteers will be needs-driven, and enhance and complement the work of our paid employees.

Volunteers will NOT be used to replace staff or cover vacancies or shortages.

The process for requesting volunteer support has been designed to ensure that volunteers are only placed where appropriate and are asked to support suitable tasks.

Our volunteers will not be a substitute for officers and staff but will enhance our service to the community.  We hope in time to build up a bank of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers to carry out interesting tasks in many departments within the Force.

Wherever possible we will make sure that your skills match the task given to you.  If you don’t have previous experience we will give you appropriate training and you will not be asked to do anything you are not qualified to do.

A 'Police Community Volunteer' is someone who may directly support a police officer or member of police staff with their role. They could come into police premises in order to carry out specified tasks or may assist in working with the community


Karen A. Davies, who is a Police Community Volunteer her self, leads Police Community Development and would be delighted to hear from you. 

Direct dial:    01442 271 144,

Mobile: 07850 061 626

Or e-mail