Express an interest to be a volunteer

Thank you for showing an interest in volunteering with Devon and Cornwall Police.

People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Regardless of the motivation, what unites them all is that they find it both challenging and rewarding.

We currently have three strands of volunteering within Devon and Cornwall Police: Police Volunteers, Police Cadet Leaders and Special Constables.

Please complete the form below volunteers must be 16 or over to register.

Volunteers form

Please complete all the fields
If unemployed, put none or retired

Please note: - This information is recorded and retained by the Citizens in Policing (CiP) team and may be shared with other departments within Devon and Cornwall Police. After 6 months from the date of submission, your information will be deleted from the records held with Citizens in Policing. It is your responsibility to resubmit your current information after 6 months, should you wish to continue to receive emails and correspondence from the Citizens in Policing team.

What we do with this information

Question: What are the reasons for collecting this information?

We collect this information so that we can keep you up-to-date with new volunteering opportunities once they become available. We may also send you our CiP newsletter from time to time.

Question: Where is the information stored once it has been emailed?

This information is stored on a secure police server.

Question: Who has access to this information?

The information can only be accessed by members of the Citizens in Policing team and by people who have been granted permission to access the CiP folders.  All of these people are staff and police officers who have passed the police security vetting procedures.

Question: How long is the information held for?

If you have submitted an application form against a current vacancy, your form will be sent to our Resourcing department where they will retain your information. These records are normally kept for 7 years if you are offered a position and only 6 months if you are not. However, if you have shown an interest in being kept informed of new roles your information will be kept for longer by the Resourcing department and not the Citizens in Policing team.

Question: If you want to have the emailed information deleted, or removed from any Force database, or devices who do I email.

Please email Citizens in Policing and this process may take up to 14 working days. We will email you to let you know that we have deleted all your information from our systems.

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