PCC Thanks Volunteers for Commitment to Dorset
Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner, Martyn Underhill is praising the work of volunteers within the OPCC and Dorset Police for their commitment, dedication and passion.
National Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration aiming to draw attention to the great work volunteers across the country do and takes place between June 1 – 12. To mark the week, Dorset PCC, Martyn Underhill would like to warmly thank all those who have, in any capacity, given their time to help keep Dorset safe.
Thousands of hours are given a year and in 2015, the 139 Police Support Volunteers (PSVs) alone recorded 8,169 hours whilst the 180 Dorset special constables totalled 46,370 hours of recorded voluntary time. 17,025 hours were given in the first four months of 2016.
Dorset Police have long relied on the generosity of volunteers who are hugely beneficial to both the Force and the community. With volunteers working in all manner of roles, including helping support the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC), it is important they receive the recognition they deserve for their devotion and hard work.
Dorset Police have volunteers from all backgrounds and walks of life, skills and life experiences but they each enable police officers to focus on core policing duties to ensure Dorset has an effective police force.
Martyn Underhill, Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “Volunteers are the back bone of the Force and we owe a huge amount to their generosity. We have a wonderful network of people who selflessly donate their time to support Dorset Police and the OPCC. I would like to take this time to thank each and every person who has given their time to us.
“Just this past weekend, volunteers supported us at the Wheels Festival where we were asking for your views on the 101 service.
"If you’d like to volunteer with the OPCC or Dorset Police, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.”