Volunteers

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be part of our policing family?


Being a volunteer for West Midlands Police offers you an opportunity unlike any other – a chance to play a vital role in helping us to protect the public and keeping our communities safe.


Volunteering is an exciting and rewarding opportunity which allows you to gain new skills, to meet people from all walks of life and to support your community, whilst providing a valuable contribution to the achievement of our policing goals.


We currently have over 700 members of the public who support the force in a variety of roles. To find out more please take a look at their testimonials and meet the dedicated volunteers that support our force.  (Click Here)


For many of our volunteer roles you do not require specialist skills. We are looking for people who are enthusiastic, who can work well as part of a team, and who have a positive and friendly approach.  In some of our roles, you will have the opportunity to showcase and utilise your particular skills or expertise to best effect - for example if you have a law background, then our Legal department could be an ideal place for you to volunteer.

Our Values

We want people who can embrace and live our values of:

  • Preventing Crime
  • Offering friendship and service
  • Being courageous and fair
  • Listening and learning
  • Being proud of what we do 

What are the benefits


  • Give something back to your community


  • Gain new skills and experiences


  • Meet people and make new friends

About Police Support Volunteers

What is a Police Support Volunteer?


A police support volunteer (PSV) is a member of the public who plays a vital role in helping us deliver and improve the service we provide to our communities. Through personal choice they commit time and energy to perform tasks that support West Midlands Police.


What roles are available?


  • Puppy walking
  • Museum Guides and Visitor Hosts
  • Active Citizens/Street Watch/Speed Watch
  • Victim Support
  • Cadet Leaders


​We will soon be offering additional exciting opportunities so watch this space for further details.

About Volunteer Police Officers

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Police Officer, then the Special Constabulary may be just what you’re looking for.


  • Aimed at people from all walks of life, with the appropriate training and development you could soon be in the community as a uniformed Special Constable helping to protect the public and keep our communities safe. We’re looking for a commitment of at least 16 hours per month.


  • Don’t worry if you already have a career you love – we have Specials from every walk of life, IT professionals, pilots, NHS and fire-fighter staff, factory staff and lawyers. We would expect you to bring integrity, initiative and an ability to stay calm under pressure, but if you think you have what it takes then look out for vacancies! You can find them here on our Careers Hub.


Next steps


​So, what next? Check out our current vacancies page (Click Here) which lists all of our volunteer opportunities. Complete the application form and if you are suitable for the volunteer role we will invite you to meet with us.


If you would like to volunteer with West Midlands Police you are subject to appropriate security vetting. Once this has been completed we will arrange an induction for you to attend before you start your volunteer role.


Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions and Testimonials from our dedicated volunteers. (Click Here)


If you require any further information, please email the Citizens in Policing volunteer Co-ordinators at volunteers@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk and follow us on Twitter @VolunteersWMP.


We look forward to welcoming you to our policing family.​

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