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West Mercia Police highlights the great work of its volunteers during National Volunteers Week

This week West Mercia Police will be supporting National Volunteers Week which runs from 1 to 7 June and seeks to celebrate and recognise volunteers across the UK.

Over the coming days we will be highlighting some of the fantastic work undertaken by our volunteers here at West Mercia Police who contribute an enormous amount to policing.

West Mercia Police volunteers work across a whole host of disciplines; from Special Constables and cadet leaders, to community speedwatch volunteers, police support volunteers and many more. They all work selflessly to address the issues that matter most to our local communities.

In the last year, from April 2018 to March 2019, West Mercia Police volunteers contributed an astonishing 76,800 hours to the force.

Citizens in Policing Lead for West Mercia Police, Chief Superintendent Kevin Purcell said: "Our volunteers are people who are passionate about policing, providing essential resources that offer the force a heightened ability to tackle crime and protect our communities from harm.

"Whether that's as a Neighbourhood Watch coordinator, Special Constable, volunteer police cadet, independent custody visitor volunteer or a police support volunteer.

"They make up an incredibly important and highly valued section of our workforce, dedicating an overwhelming amount of their time to help their local policing teams.

"On behalf of our communities I want to thank them all for their continued contributions, commitment and dedication to West Mercia Police."

Police and Crime Commissioner, John Campion said: "Volunteering within and alongside the police not only helps people to build their own skills and confidence, but helps to build safer communities for everyone. It's important we take time to recognise and celebrate the huge difference these people make."

To keep up-to-date with what West Mercia Police is up to over National Volunteers Week, keep an eye on our social media channels:https://www.facebook.com/westmerciapolice/ / @WMerciaPolice

Follow #VolunteersWeek to keep up-to-date with the national narrative.

Posted at: 2pm, Monday, 3 June, LK, Corporate Communications

Published 03/06/19