APPLICATIONS are now open for police volunteers in a number of roles throughout Cleveland Police.

The force is looking to recruit people as community support volunteer, vehicle checking volunteer, duty support volunteer and volunteer manager.

Assistant Chief Constable Jason Harwin said: “Volunteers bring a raft of enthusiasm, talent and local knowledge which helps us to continue to deliver an excellent service to our communities.

“Volunteering within the police service is extremely rewarding and there are numerous benefits including the ability to gain worthwhile experience and the satisfaction of making a real difference in our communities.”

The force already has 25 volunteers within the Force, who all take an active part in assisting police officers, police staff and the wider community.

Head of volunteering Richard Baldwin said: “We already have some fantastic volunteers who are doing some worthwhile work for the police and local communities."

All roles will be subject to vetting, anyone wanting more information can visit Applications close at the end of October.