Haddenham.net

Custody Visiting Volunteers

Home » News » Custody Visiting Volunteers
Anthony Stansfeld Crime Commissioner

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) is seeking volunteers to join its Independent Custody Visiting Scheme in Aylesbury.

An Independent Custody Visitor (ICV) is a role performed by volunteers from the local community checking on the welfare and treatment of those being held in police custody. ICV's make unannounced visits to police stations to observe the conditions in which people are being held and, importantly, talk with willing detainees.

Volunteers typically make one custody visit a month ensuring that detainees have been offered food and drink, they are warm enough, cells are in a reasonable condition, that religious and cultural needs have been considered, have been informed of their rights and know the reason why they are in custody. Any problems are brought to the attention of custody staff and the OPCC.

Police and Crime Commissioner, Anthony Stansfeld said 'ICVs play a vital role in ensuring there is confidence in the way that detainees are being held and treated in police stations across the Thames Valley. We currently have a number of vacancies in Aylesbury and I would encourage anyone who is looking for a rewarding role within their local community to apply.'

Applicants will be invited for interview and successful candidates will complete an induction programme before beginning the role.

ICVs must be 18 or over and should be independent of the police. Serving police officers or members of police or OPCC staff are not eligible to apply.

Anyone interested in applying can download an application form here.

Closing date for applications is 31st October 2018

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

302A6940
Haddenham Webteam: Mon 05 Dec 12:00pm

The Witchert Chorale presented their 'Christmas is Coming' concert to a packed and appreciative audience in St Mary's church on Saturday evening, 3rd December.The Music Director was David Quinn and MC for the evening was a rather dapper looking Tim ShawA full review from our Arts Correspondent will follow shortlyHowever, among the unsolicited comments heard by your editor...

Gang Show
Haddenham Webteam: Sun 04 Dec 8:00am

Haddenham Scouts and Guides are presenting a fundraising Christmas Gang Show on Sunday 4th December, 3.00pm to 5.00pm in Haddenham Village Hall. Entry is £2.50 per adult (children free of charge) — pay at the door. Tea, coffee and cakes available in the...

Festive Trail Switch-On Xmas 2022
Francesca Flaxton: Sat 03 Dec 5:00pm

Haddenham Festive Trail opened on Saturday 3rd December with a Countdown and "Switch On" that took place outside 6 Printers Piece, which was voted the most popular festive display last year. (If you have access to the Haddenham dotNet Facebook page, the switch-on was captured in a short video that has been uploaded to that...