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Could you be a volunteer for Surrey’s Custody Visiting Scheme?

Dear Resident, 


Do you have an interest in policing and a strong commitment to the welfare of others? 

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey is looking for Independent Custody Visiting (ICV) volunteers to help ensure the welfare of people detained by police in Surrey.

ICVs attend police stations at random to speak to detainees who are being held in custody to help make sure they are being treated fairly and appropriately. They also check the conditions in custody for the benefit of detainees and staff. 

The Commissioner’s Office is currently seeking new recruits to visit the custody suite at Salfords, in East Surrey. Committing a few hours on a monthly basis, you will carry out a highly valued role which also offers a unique experience of policing in our county. 

Each visit is unannounced and undertaken in pairs and the ICVs report back their findings and any issues that need to be addressed. Although the posts are voluntary, all travelling expenses are reimbursed.



You do not need any previous experience but must be over 18 years old and live or work in Surrey. We are looking for individuals who:

  • Are observant, impartial and able to record detail
  • Speak to others in a friendly manner without judgement
  • Have their own transport and willingness to travel at varied hours
  • Can volunteer for an average of 3-5 hours a month
  • To complete an application form or learn more, please visit: http://www.surrey-pcc.gov.uk/independent-custody-visiting/ or call the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner on 01483 630200.


    Kind Regards, 

    Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner 

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