National Volunteers Week is an opportunity to celebrate the huge contribution volunteers make to help keep their communities safe.

Every day there are people in our communities selflessly giving up their time to make things better for those of us who live and work in Dorset. Every year they collectively donate thousands of hours of their free time to make a real difference and help keep us all safe.

I had the pleasure of attending this year’s Dorset Police Volunteer Awards Ceremony. It was an opportunity to highlight the achievements of our special constables and volunteers and recognise the time, effort and dedication they give to policing and their local communities.

If it wasn’t for volunteers many community schemes would not operate, voices might go unheard and some police operations would not be possible.


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