North Wales Police is marking National Volunteers' Week 2021 with a week-long social media campaign to highlight the contribution of volunteers in the Force.
From Special Constables and Police Cadets, to BikeSafe volunteers, Community Horsewatch, Search and Rescue Advisor and many others, North Wales Police volunteers help build important links between the police and communities, providing opportunities for individuals to make a positive contribution to their local area.
Of course, many of our own officers and staff also volunteer to give their time with other agencies – such as the RNLI, the Scouts, Mountain Rescue Teams, the Coastguard, Childline and are involved with local clubs and sports.
National Volunteers’ Week is a national celebration of volunteers and volunteering which takes place from 1st to 7th June each year with the aim of recognising, rewarding and recruiting volunteers.
Using the Force’s social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram we will be thanking some of our own volunteer Special Constables, Cadets and those who volunteer for other agencies. Social media users can follow #NWPVolunteers and #VolunteersWeek.
So far this year the Force’s 160 Special Constables, 89 Police Cadets and 71 police staff volunteers worked over 25,000 hours for North Wales Police – all playing their part in helping to keep the region safe.
Chief Constable Carl Foulkes said: “Our volunteers play a hugely important role in making our communities safer. They work selflessly, dedicating their time to addressing policing issues that matter most to the local communities. Bringing a wide range of skills and experience to their roles, they make life better for our communities.
“They are passionate about policing and on behalf of the Force and our communities I would like to say a big thank you to all of our volunteers for your continued contribution, commitment and dedication. I would also like to say how proud I am that a number of our officers and staff also selflessly dedicate their time for worthy causes.
“By celebrating and marking National Volunteers Week it gives us a fantastic opportunity to thank them for their valued contribution.