DORSET’S Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill has thanked the hundreds of police volunteers who give up their free time to support their local communities.
Mr Underhill said: “Volunteers are the life blood of Dorset Police. They are helping to make Dorset safer for everyone who lives, works and visits the county.
“They have brought energy and passion to the streets of Dorset, and are helping to improve relationships with the communities we serve. I want to thank them for their service to Dorset Police and to the people of Dorset.
“I am immensely proud of their contribution to the force and to the county. Their time, experience and dedication is hugely valued.”
Dorset Police is running its Countdown to Christmas campaign, which aims to remind residents how to avoid becoming a victim of crime during the festive season, and highlight the great work which takes place within the Force.
Inspector Mike Darkin, volunteers team leader, said:
“More than 47,000 hours of formal voluntary service to Dorset Police has been logged in 2013 by our team of special constables and formal volunteers, who collectively total 366 at this time.
“Add to this the many more hours given freely by our ever-widening support volunteer family and a truly incredible picture begins to develop.”
For more information about becoming a volunteer and the latest volunteer vacancies visit www.dorset.police.uk.