Volunteer Independent Custody Visitors.


 We are recruiting Volunteer Independent Custody Visitors. Applicants can find the link to the application form, person specification and role description on the Police and Crime Commissioner’s website: https://www.leics.pcc.police.uk/About-Us/Vacancies-and-Tenders/Vacancies/Independent-Custody-Visitors.aspx The closing date for applications is Wednesday 4 November 2020.

 The Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs) undertake unannounced visits in pairs to one of the 3 Custody Suites in Leicester; Beaumont Leys, Euston Street and Keyham Lane. During visits, ICVs speak to detainees to ensure they are being treated fairly, ensure the detainees receive their rights and entitlements and also examine the conditions of cells and the custody suite as a whole, bringing any issues to the attention of the Custody Sergeant. During visits ICVs complete a visit report form electronically which is sent to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC).

 Due to the impartiality and independence required for the role, we are unable to accept applications from the following groups: employees of the OPCC, serving and former police officers, special constables, Magistrates or ex-magistrates, anyone already volunteering as an appropriate adult, employees of the Probation Service and or a Justice of the Peace. Please contact Dharmista Dave or Shameera Mandhu with queries on 0116 229 8980.