You can volunteer with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) in a number of ways. We publish all volunteering opportunities 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 advising the force on ethical dilemmas around all aspects of policing.
Members scrutinise key issues and discuss their ethical implications. In addition, they raise issues with Cleveland Police, the OPCC or committee members.
New members get an induction pack and are supported through their first meetings.
We are looking for candidates with the following:
- Willing to attend bi-monthly IEC meetings;
- Connected to or interested in Cleveland;
- Not currently employed by a Chief Constable or PCC.
All applicants must have an interest in public service, ethics, and holding the police to account.
How to apply
For an informal chat, please contact Committee Chair Dave Smith at email@example.com
To apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
- Name and contact details;
- A few sentences about yourself
- A statement about why you are interested in joining the IEC (statement should be no more than 300 words)
We will invite shortlisted applicants for an informal interview.
We are looking for people 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.
Members act as a ‘critical friend’ to police. They give independent insights into how policing may be seen by groups, who may be under-represented in decision-making.
They are a way for diverse communities to make their voice heard and impact on how police services are provided.
Cleveland Police has five IAGs. The Strategic IAG considers force-wide issues. Local IAGs cover the following areas:
- Redcar and Cleveland.
IAG members meet every two to three months. Special meetings can take place to discuss high-profile or emerging issues. All candidates must be vetted.
- 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
In partnership with Leaders Unlocked, the OPCC is recruiting members for the 2021-22 Cleveland Youth Commission.
Youth Commissioners must be aged 14 to 25 and live in the Cleveland Police area.
Deadline: 17 September 2021
Independent Custody Visitors
The OPCC is looking for volunteers to join the Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs) scheme.
ICVS play a vital role in checking on the welfare of people in police custody. As a result, they make sure detainees are treated properly.
As part of the scheme, volunteers make unannounced visits to police custody. They talk to detainees and make sure they understand their rights and entitlements. Visitors also check on their welfare.
As part of their visits, ICVs look at the conditions, in which detainees are held, and submit a report to the PCC.
The police may make improvements to conditions following ICV recommendations
For more details and how to apply, please contact Elise Pout, ICV Scheme Manager, at email@example.com
Deadline: 20 September 2021.
Independent Audit Committee
Currently, we are recruiting for a member, Chair and Vice Chair of the Independent Audit Committee.
The Terms of Reference for the Audit Committee are available here.
To apply, please go to:
Deadline: 30 September 2021