Volunteer Policing – developing skills and understanding to encourage volunteers in the police service


    Course Abstract
    This course aims to develop the necessary skills and understanding to develop local volunteers in the police service.

    Course Description
    This five day course is aimed at Community Police Officers and in particular junior and middle managers, to improve their skills and understanding of the benefits of developing opportunities for local people to volunteer with the police.

    Held at a fully appointed and convenient location, the course will offer participants the opportunity to discuss various civic volunteering schemes from around the world, develop the skills that will enable them to implement schemes that utilise the skills and experience of local people to support the police to make their community safer.

    Learning outcomes
    • Understand why members of the community volunteer with police
    • Gain an understanding of other volunteering schemes around the world
    • Have a knowledge of how to recruit volunteers and match them to roles
    • Have an understanding of how to lead and manage volunteer programmes
    • Develop a toolkit to assist in setting up and run a volunteering programme
    • Identify partner organisations that can assist with volunteering programmes

    The course is made up of the following units:

    Volunteer policing

    Citizens in Policing – background to citizens in policing programmes

    Understanding how to conduct and develop a SWOT analysis regarding volunteering with the police

    Effective ways to recruit and manage volunteers

    Leading and managing Volunteers: Workshop on Metropolitan Police; 6 principles of leadership.

    Harnessing the enthusiasm of the young

    Identify and engage with partner organisations that can help with volunteering programmes



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    Abu Dhabi, Khaledia,
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    Tel No: + 971 024438080

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    18, Soho Square, London, W1D 3Q
    0203 755 5344

    The London Policing College is a trading name of Rod Jarman Associates Ltd a Company registered In the United Kingdom No: 07460380; Registered address: 46-54 High Street , Ingatestone, Essex CM4 9DW.

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