Sign up for volunteer duties with police

SIGN UP: Acting Sergeant Brendon Winslow with Volunteers in Policing.
SIGN UP: Acting Sergeant Brendon Winslow with Volunteers in Policing.

POLICE are looking for volunteers to help keep the community safe.

Bayside district crime prevention coordinator Acting Sergeant Brendon Winslow said Volunteers in Policing helped police with crime prevention activities.

Volunteers needed to commit at least four hours every week to the role, which required participation at public pop-up stands and Coffee with a Cop events.

ViPs also distributed crime alerts through letterbox drops, conducted security audits, liaised with victims of crime and delivered presentations to community groups. 

Recruits would work from stations at Capalaba, Cleveland, Redland Bay and Wynnum.

Acting Sergeant Winslow said ViPs might also need to help police with larger investigations that required a bigger team effort.

 “… We now need to strengthen our Bayside ViP team,” Acting Sergeant Winslow said.

“Are you willing to donate your valuable time for free? Would you like to help prevent and solve crime?”

“If you answered yes to any of the above, we may have a position for you.”

Volunteers need to be aged 18 or over, participate in mandatory training, agree to have a criminal history check and be prepared to volunteer for 12 months.

To find out more, visit here or email DCPC.Wynnum@police.qld.gov.au.