Commissioner joins Celebrations for National Volunteers’ Week

National Volunteers’ Week is a chance to thank all the individuals who give up their time to make a positive impact on their community. Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, John Dwyer, took the opportunity to celebrate with those who make a real difference within Cheshire Police.

Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer at the Volunteers’ Week celebration

Volunteer’s Week takes place annually during the first week of June. With the celebrations for 2022 drawing to a close yesterday, an event to say thank you was hosted at Cheshire Police Headquarters by the Commissioner.

Around 30 volunteers from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Cheshire Constabulary came together to show their competitive side for a quiz night, testing their general knowledge.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, John Dwyer said “Our volunteers are an integral part of policing in Cheshire. They dedicate their own time to ensuring the county’s communities receive the standard of policing that they need and deserve.

“The work carried out by these individuals often takes place away from the spotlight, but they should be celebrated for the hard work and selflessness that really makes a difference to the lives of Cheshire residents.

“As volunteers, they will learn valuable skills and gain rare experiences that they perhaps wouldn’t achieve in other roles. These will all be carried with them wherever they go in life.”

From the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, volunteers representing Independent Custody Visitors, Call Management Auditors and Police Dog Welfare Visitors were all marking the occasion.

A number of Special Constables, Police Cadets and individuals from the Museum of Policing representing Cheshire Constabulary also joined in the evening to celebrate their dedication and hard work within their roles.

If you would like to find out more about the volunteering opportunities within the Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner and Cheshire Constabulary please visit: www.cheshire-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/volunteering/