The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) is currently welcoming applications for Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs).
The OPCC manages a team of dedicated volunteers who undertake vital duties for its Independent Custody Visiting (ICV) scheme.
Representatives from the community are recruited and appointed across Gwent to visit the two police custody units in Newport and Ystrad Mynach.
Unannounced visits are made by pairs of visitors at varying times of the day and night to check on the treatment of detainees, the conditions in which they are being held and ensure that their rights and entitlements are being observed.
After every visit, the visitors complete a written report form about their findings, which is then passed onto the ICV Scheme Administrator at the OPCC.
ICVs come from a variety of backgrounds and sections of the community.
They must be over 18 years old and, as they must be independent, serving police officers and others who work in the policing family (OPCC staff, Special Constables, lay justices or members of the Police and Crime Panel) cannot undertake this role.
They must live or work in the area Gwent and have been resident in the UK for the past three years prior to application.
The closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday, 10 July 2019.
Informal Interviews will take place week commencing the 22nd July 2019.
(Please note: applications will not be accepted by CV).