You can volunteer with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) in a number of ways.
All volunteering opportunities are published on this page.
Independent Ethics Committee Members
The OPCC is looking for new members of the Independent Ethics Committee (IEC.)
The IEC plays a key role in scrutinising policing policies, processes and decisions as well as advising on ethical dilemmas.
New members get an induction pack and will also be supported through their first meetings.
We are looking for the following in candidates:
- Willing to attend IEC meetings regularly;
- Connected to or interested in Cleveland;
- Not employed by a Chief Constable or PCC.
All applicants must have an interest in public service, ethics, and accountability. However, they do not have to have experience in these areas.
How to apply
For an informal chat, please contact Committee Chair Dave Smith at email@example.com
To apply, email Isaac.Holmes2@cleveland.police.uk with the following:
- Name and way to contact
- A few sentences about yourself
- Statement about why you are interested in joining the IEC (no more than 300 words in length)
We will invite shortlisted applicants for an informal interview.
We are looking for new members to join Independent Advisory Groups (IAGs) throughout Cleveland.
IAGs advise and support Cleveland Police on topics such as stop and search, community relations and diversity.
Volunteer members act as a ‘critical friend’ to police, giving an independent insight into how policing activities may be perceived by groups, who could be under-represented in decision-making.
They are also a way for diverse communities to have their voice heard and impact on how police services are provided.
Cleveland Police has five IAGs. The Strategic IAG considers force-wide issues. There are also local IAGs covering the boroughs of Hartlepool, Stockton, Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland.
IAG members meet every two to three months. Special meetings can take place to discuss high-profile or emerging issues. Candidates must be vetted before joining.
- Must be prepared to be vetted by Cleveland Police
- Able to attend meetings regularly.
How to apply
Please send a summary of your background, interests, community links and reasons for joining. The summary should be no more than 200 words.
For further details and to apply, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.