A new weapon in the battle against crime will soon be hitting the streets in Brackley and Towcester.
Volunteer recruitment days held by police in Brackley and Towcester recently saw 26 people sign up to give their time.
Sgt Mark Osborne, of Towcester police, said: “The police and crime commissioner wants local people to take more responsibility for their locality. People who volunteer get a feeling they are doing something positive for their own community and it encourages that community feeling.”
Those who expressed an interest will now be asked to complete a vetting form and then meet with police officers to chat about where their interests and skills can best help police, with a view to having them on board by the start of the summer.
One volunteer who is already helping police is Adam Jeskins. As a First Responder, Mr Jeskins is well used to giving up his time to help others. He became a police support volunteer in October.
He said: “I wanted to do something different to help the community and to get involved with what the police do. They have a diverse range of skills that are quite interesting.”
Mr Jeskins, a chartered surveyor project manager, spends his time working in road safety, something which interests him.
Brackley Sgt Micki Simons explained there were opportunities for people with all kinds of skills and interests.
She said: “We had a range of ages from some young people with school-age children and some older people who are happy to do something based in an office with computers.”
If you would like to get involved log on to Northants Police website www.northants.police.uk and click on the Join Us link.