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Volunteers urged to help keep communities safe in Lichfield and Burntwood

Volunteers are being urged to play their part keeping communities safe across Lichfield and Burntwood.

Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis

Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis

Matthew Ellis, Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire, has used National Volunteers Week to highlight some of the roles undertaken by residents across the area.

Volunteers help form the ethics, transparency and audit panel (ETAP) which examines different aspects of policing, including taser usage and crime recording, while Safer Neighbourhood Panels see people help highlight local issues.

Other roles also include independent custody visitors and cadet leaders.

Commissioner Ellis said: “Volunteers play a huge part in society and local communities and I would like to thank all of them for their hard work and dedication.

“Their work has gone a long way towards making Staffordshire Police the most open and transparent service in the country.

“I would love to see more people get involved in volunteering and we have many opportunities available to help us improve policing in Staffordshire.

“Public confidence in policing is a priority and the extra layers of scrutiny ensures transparency at the most local level. It promotes public confidence in the system, which is essential to making Staffordshire safer.”

For more details of volunteering opportunities visit the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire website.

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1 Comment

  1. By-Golly-By-Gosh

    7th June, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Maybe all these tory-loving fox hunters could expand their skill-set to include hunting down trouble makers?