Police chiefs in South Yorkshire seek more volunteers to boost numbers

Insp. Ian Stubbs
Insp. Ian Stubbs

More volunteers are being recruited by South Yorkshire Police to help keep communities safe.

Police chiefs currently have 25 ‘community safety volunteers’ but want more as Government funding cuts bite.

Insp. Ian Stubbs

Insp. Ian Stubbs

Inspector Ian Stubbs, of the Woodseats and Gleadless Valley Safer Neighbourhood Team in Sheffield, said: “South Yorkshire Police is adopting is the greater use of volunteers who wish to make a contribution to improving their community.

“Community Safety Volunteers are individuals who will support and assist Police Officers and Community Support Officers in the dissemination of crime prevention and related community safety initiatives.”

To find out more email SYPVolunteers@southyorks.pnn.police.uk or call 01709 832455.

The force is also recruiting Special Constables in a bid to boost visibility on the streets with officer numbers declining.