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Who we are looking for / How to Apply

Scrutiny Volunteers are usually recruited as and when vacancies arise, although we take expressions of interest all year round.

The first step is to submit an application to us. You will also need to check the eligibility criteria, which is:

  • You must be aged 18 years or over and reside in the Humberside Police area.
  • You must be willing to undertake security vetting to an appropriate level for certain roles, and must disclose in your application form whether you have ever been convicted of any offences punishable with imprisonment within the last five years, or have any criminal convictions.  This information is a requirement in all applications but may not necessarily affect your application.
  • You must be willing to serve for a minimum of two years (extendable to three years before re-application).
  • You must be willing to attend regular meetings (physical or online) throughout each year (usually between 4-6 meetings), be willing to undertake induction and other training as required, read information ahead of meetings and collectively help create reports as required.
  • You must not be a current serving Councillor within the Humberside Police area, a current police officer/member of police staff, or a member of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. This is not an exhaustive list.

Although you will not be paid, your role as a Scrutiny Volunteer should not leave you out of pocket. You will be able to claim reasonable expenses for travelling to and from meetings and training. We will also provide food and refreshments at meetings.

Giving your time to a cause you believe in, in order to influence policing can be very rewarding.

When you apply, we will contact you to discuss the role(s) you are interested in and how we can progress. If there are a large number of expressions at any one time, please note that we will keep you informed (subject to your consent) of when suitable vacancies arise for up to 12 months.


We are really keen to hear from people in our local communities who want to make a difference.  We want to ensure that our scrutiny reflects local communities and interests. By improving this representation we will be better able to influence local needs and we will all benefit from differences in thinking, points of view and approaches that diversity brings.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, including diverse and minority groups.

For the Use of Police Powers Scrutiny Group, we are particularly interested in hearing from those affected by the use of police powers such as Use of Force and Stop & Search.

For the Hate Crime Group, we are seeking volunteers with lived experience of hate crime who can help us effectively scrutinise the police response.

If you are interested in applying to join any of these schemes, click the links below for further information and forms to be completed. Please note that we require a monitoring form to be completed and returned with any application you make.

Application Form

Application Form (plain text version)

Monitoring Form

Monitoring Form (plain text version)