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Independent Custody Visitors Wanted In North Yorkshire

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11:19am 8th August 2014

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, has responsibility for a team of ‘Independent Custody Visitors’.  They are free to make unannounced visits to police stations in North Yorkshire.  Visitors speak to people detained in the cells; check their welfare and the conditions in which they are being held.

The Commissioner is currently recruiting volunteers specifically for the Harrogate and Scarborough areas, but interest from all areas will be considered. 

Independent custody visiting is a vital element of the work of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in ensuring the police service is open and accountable to the people it serves. The scheme works to Home Office guidelines.

Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, said:

“Independent Custody Visitors are an important part of holding policing to account locally.  If you are interested in helping your community and looking for a volunteer role, please consider this unique role.”

For information and an application pack, or to have an informal discussion, please contact the Temporary Scheme Administrator Trefor Giles on 01423 569562 or email trefor.giles@northyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk

 

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