Dorset Police

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Dorset Police is the territorial Police Force responsible for policing the county of Dorset

Rural Mounted Volunteer

This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

If you are an experienced horse rider and regularly hack out, then you can assist the local community by providing intelligence to prevent crime in your local area by volunteering as a Rural Mounted Volunteer with Dorset Police. This an exciting opportunity to support your local community and prevent rural and wildlife crime whilst enjoying your equine hobby. Training will be provided around how to gather intelligence, report crime and support the wider work of the Rural Crime Team. Please note that you need to have lived in the UK for at least 3 years in order to be eligible to apply for any role in the Police.

Benefits to self

The Rural Mounted Volunteers will develop effective decision making and problem-solving skills.



Training available

Internal training provided by Dorset Police.

Hours per week

4 hours per month

Transport details

Travel expenses can be claimed through the Dorset Police volunteering system.
  • Activity AreaEnvironmental and Conservation, Leadership, Wildlife, Outdoor Activities, Physical Activity
  • Employability Skills within ActivityAdministration/Office Skills, Leadership, Organisation, Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Emotional Intelligence, Interpersonal, Networking, Pitching/ Presenting, Prioritisation, Problem Solving, Risk Management, Self Management
  • FacultyBournemouth University Business School, Health & Social Sciences, Media & Communication, Science & Technology
  • Sustainable Development GoalsPeace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Employability skills

  • Communication 0
  • Interpersonal 0
  • Leadership 0
  • Community Action 0
  • Teamwork 0
  • Timekeeping 0
  • Relationship Building 0
  • Digital Skills 0