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Policing volunteers praised for ongoing dedication to Nottinghamshire

Volunteer presentation 2017

Picture shows from L-R Christine Shellard, John Collins, Stuart Holden, Paula Pestell, Jackie Nash, Louise Haynes, Lorraine Mills and Paddy Tipping

Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping today honoured the selfless and dedicated work of the county’s police volunteers in support of a national celebration week.

The PCC presented certificates to volunteers supporting the work of his Office as he thanked them for their ongoing contribution to public safety in Nottinghamshire.

The event was organised as part of National Volunteers Week - a national campaign running from June 1 to 7 recognising the work of the UK’s millions of volunteers.

Highlighting the roles of Independent Custody Visitors, Animal Welfare Scheme volunteers, Mystery Shoppers and volunteer support staff during National Volunteers Week, Mr Tipping commented: “Policing would not be what it is without the commitment and dedication of our army of volunteers who make a real difference to their communities.  They embody warm hearted public spirit.

“Volunteers bring many benefits to policing. For example, Independent Custody Visitors’ total impartiality verifies that the detainees in our custody facilities are being well cared for and their rights are being met. 

“I’m proud of the efforts of all our volunteers in whichever capacity they serve and would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their ongoing passion and service to community safety.”

Custody visitors and those volunteers involved in the Animal Welfare Scheme commit to an agreed number of random visits each month. Mystery Shoppers, who have given many hours in the past at police priority setting meetings, are soon to become involved in talking to victims of crime to determine compliance with the Victims Code. 

ENDS

Media enquiries:  Sallie Blair 01283 821012

 

Posted on Tuesday 6th June 2017
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