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The Lincolnshire Police Lincoln Award

The Lincolnshire Police Lincoln Award is an exciting partnership initiative between Careers and Employability and Lincolnshire Police. Launched in 2015, it offers volunteering opportunities in a police environment as part of the bespoke version of the University of Lincoln's Lincoln Award.

This section of the website is devoted to live Q&A sessions with our own advisers or external employers. We will promote the Live Q&A’s in advance and you can also access session archives below.

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The Lincoln Award is an employability framework designed to support, enhance and recognise extra-curricular activity for students.  It offers you training courses, qualifications and workshops to develop skills and future employment prospects. It also requires you to complete a volunteer element.

By undertaking the Lincolnshire Police Lincoln Award, you will commit to volunteer at least 100 hours a year.  This is more than double the usual number of hours. In return the award offers you:

  • police enquiry office training
  • a programme of talks by various police specialists
  • the opportunity to visit a police station
  • interaction with local police officers and PCSOs
  • interview experience with our staff

The scheme offers two pathways to achieving the award by volunteering in a drop-in centre or as a Volunteer PCSO (VPCSO).

Drop-In Centre

A drop-in centre, run by students, provides a police station enquiry office facility on campus where students and staff can: 

  • report a crime
  • report noise and anti-social behaviour
  • hand in found property
  • get advice on how best to ensure the safety of possessions         

By volunteering in the drop-in centre, you will be a Lincolnshire Police Support Volunteer and will be required to commit 100 hours over one academic year.

A cohort of 11 students managed the drop-in centre in the first year of the scheme and actively promoted the service to fellow students.  Some of their activities and achievements included:

  • improving accessibility by setting up in different locations on campus
  • featured on the Lincoln School of Journalism news programme
  • lecture shout-outs 
  • even donning the Bobby Bear outfit to get the message out to the wider student population

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How to apply

You have the opportunity to join the Lincolnshire Police Lincoln Award each semester for the drop-in centre role and in Semester 2 for the VPCSO role.

Expressions of interest will be via the Student Union volunteer services team. 

  • Expressions of Interest by October 2nd 2017
  • Compulsory Information Event on October 5th 2017, 5:30pm – MB0302

Competition for limited places is strong.

Note: These opportunities are open only to University of Lincoln students as and when advertised by the Students Union.

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