A POLICE Scotland team will be in Shetland this coming week to encourage people of all ages to give something back to their local community through volunteering.
The volunteer unit is visiting a variety of different locations across the islands, starting yesterday (Friday), to promote the special constabulary.
Chief inspector Stuart Clemenson, Shetland’s area commander, said: “Police Scotland’s volunteers are a vital asset, working alongside regular police officers and staff to keep our communities safe.
“As a SPC you support local policing teams in your spare time – forging strong partnerships in the community, patrolling our streets, preventing crime, and keeping your local area safe.
“Anyone is eligible to apply as long as they satisfy some basic requirements, but ultimately we are looking for people who want to make a real difference and can bring a fresh perspective to the team they work.”
A youth volunteer group is also launching this week. More information on the police team’s sessions, where people can get more information, can be seen below.
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