PCC launches volunteers on horseback scheme in the county

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Tim Passmore joined by the Temporary Chief Constable, Gareth Wilson at the Suffolk Show this year to launch an exciting initiative that will see police volunteers on horseback helping to tackle rural crime in the county.
The mounted volunteers will offer a reassuring presence in local communities; they will be a valuable addition to the bank of Police Support Volunteers already embedded across Suffolk Constabulary.
Tim Passmore said, “I am really delighted to support this innovative project which will add another level of support to keep us all safe, especially in the Suffolk countryside. It is yet another fantastic example of Suffolk people helping each other – something I believe we are particularly good at.
“What better occasion to launch ‘volunteers on horseback’ than at the Suffolk show – one of the great highlights in the county’s social and business calendar.”
Gareth Wilson, Temporary Chief Constable and avid horse rider said, “We are absolutely indebted to the great work that our volunteers undertake in various roles across the county, they are a highly valued edition to the policing family.
“Our goal is for volunteers to be involved in as many aspects of our service as possible. One such area is rural crime and ‘Volunteers on Horseback’ will assist Suffolk Police by being a highly visible and accessible point of contact of horseback for rural community safety issues, they will offer a reassuring presence to the local community and also report any suspicious activity or damage directly to us.”
If you own a horse and would like to get involved please email volunteer@suffolk.pnn.police.uk go to www.suffolk.police.uk or call 101.