Chris Cutland with volunteers at County Hall
A number of Independent Custody volunteers met the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Chris Cutland earlier this week (30 Jan) to talk about the benefits of volunteering in the community.
The Nottinghamshire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner has 27 volunteers in total, including the Independent Custody Visitors and Animal Welfare volunteers, who provide a valuable link from the Commissioner’s office to local people.
The Independent Custody Visitors attend custody suites in both the city and county to check the welfare of detainees, and the Animal Welfare Volunteers visit the police dog kennels at police headquarters on a regular basis to ensure the animal’s needs are being met.
Chris Cutland explained at the meeting why she believes volunteering is important, she said: “There are many reasons why people may decide they want to give up their free time to volunteer. I believe that each of your roles are a significant part of our organisation and allow us to gain a vital insight into Nottinghamshire’s custody environments.
“Over forthcoming months we will be looking to recruit more volunteers to help with mystery shopping and community consultation exercises. I would like to thank each of you for your efforts so far, and will look forward to building our professional relationship in the future.”
The volunteers meeting took place at County Hall.
Posted on Friday 1st February 2013