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15 November, 2016

Do you have what it takes to check prisoner welfare?

Do you have what it takes to check prisoner welfare, custody conditions and police behaviour?

Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, has responsibility for a team of ‘Independent Custody Visitors,  a team of volunteers who make unannounced visits to police stations in North Yorkshire. They speak with people detained in custody, check their welfare and the conditions in which they are being held and submit reports on their visits.

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

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

The Commissioner is currently recruiting volunteers specifically for the Scarborough, Harrogate and York areas.

Closing date for applications is 2 December 2016.

Find out more about this role and how to apply

For more information or an informal discussion, please contact the Scheme Administrator Trevor Latus on 01423 569 562 or email trevor.latus@northyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk