in Burnham-On-Sea support new police volunteer scheme
Police in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have received more than
50 expressions of interest from residents keen to become new police
volunteers in the two towns.
comes after PCSOs and officers held several roadshows across the
Burnham area during the last few days to explain how locals can
join the new Police Volunteer scheme.
police teams have been at Sanders Garden World, Morrisons and
the Asda Pod in Highbridge publicising the scheme, as pictured
Stuart Curtis from Burnham Police told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
new roles are designed to enhance and assist the work of the police
and provide additional support to local communities."
assist local teams with a variety of tasks and projects, allowing
officers to concentrate on core policing duties which means
more officers on the streets."
roles range from Special Constables to Neighbourhood Watch and
Community Speed Watch Co-ordinators and the force is looking to
extend the range of roles and opportunities.
have been handing out information leaflets, crime prevention advice
and materials about the volunteer initiative.
volunteers, assisted by PCSO's, carried out speed checks on Berrow
Road and along The South Esplanade on Friday during the police's
latest Operation Relentless Day.
Curtis said: 'It was a very positive day and we were really encouraged
by the level of interest from the public in the volunteering scheme.
We had a great response and hope to follow up on some of those
expressions of interests in our volunteers scheme."