A lot of Police effort involves updating records; better that this is done by a volunteer.
Entering data in spreadsheets, for example, relieves officers for front line duty.
Modest computer skills
The work involved for a volunteer administrator requires only basic computer skills.
Each week a volunteer with Surrey and Sussex Cyber Crime Unit receives a list of members of the public who reported an issue to Action Fraud.
Helpful documents (downloadable below also) are sent to each individual with an invitation to discuss the issues reported.
Follow up contact
On request, the volunteer will talk to the victim with two aims: helping him or her understand why and how they were compromised and sharing information on how to prevent a second occurrence.
A lot of crime can be prevented by sharing information with members of the public; this can be done at a station front desk or an organised gathering.
Police station front desk
As with administration, a lot of Front Desk work is routine and can easily be undertaken by a volunteer.
Sharing with the public
Presenting advice to the public in an organised manner can be an effective way of helping reduce crime.