The Office of the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner is seeking volunteers from all walks of life to become Independent Custody Visitors.
Custody Visitors are people drawn from local communities who, as part of a team, carry out unannounced visits to police custody suites in their areas to check and report on the welfare of people being held there.
Visitors check on conditions in custody, speak to detainees and follow up any concerns they raise about their welfare.
The Custody Visiting scheme is totally independent of the police and anyone over 18 years old who lives in the Humberside Police area can apply, providing they are not already employed by, or a close relative of anyone employed by the police, the PCC’s office, magistrates or solicitors. Out of pocket expenses are paid and full training is provided.
Want to find out more? Our colleagues in West Yorkshire have made a video showing how the Custody Visitor Scheme works in their area. We operate an identical scheme in Humberside so watch the video to get an idea of what is expected.
*Video reproduced courtesy of The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire
Now, if you are interested in applying to become a Custody Visitor click the links below for more information and an application form. If you'd like an informal chat about the scheme first, call Joanne Nicholls at our office on 01482 578252
What is an Independent Custody Visitor
Independent Custody Visitor Job Description
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