If you were in police custody wouldn't you like someone to check on your welfare?
The Policing Board
is looking for volunteers to help deliver important oversight of PSNI by
visiting people in police custody to check and report back on their welfare,
access to entitlements and conditions of detention.
Custody Visitors work independently and voluntarily to ensure that those
in custody get access to their rights in line with human rights principles, and
their feedback means we get an impartial picture of how people are dealt with
in custody helping fulfil one of our key accountability duties.
We are looking for new volunteers to join our current teams across
Northern Ireland. We would like to hear from people who have good
communication skills and are happy to work flexibly to fit random, unannounced
visits to custody suites into their schedules.
No specific experience is required and all training and support is
provided, so it’s a great opportunity for people to gain interesting skills and
The recruitment runs from 19th September - 18th October
Closing Date:Friday / 18 October 2019 12:00pm
Whilst the Policing Board run the scheme and are based in Belfast, the
work will take place at Custody Suites across Northern Ireland at:
South East Team: Musgrave Police Station, Banbridge
Police Station, Lurgan Police Station and Antrim Police Station
North West Team: Coleraine Police Station and Strand
Road Police Station
Tyrone Fermanagh (TyFer) Team: Dungannon Police
Station and Omagh Police Station