Ribble Valley - Rural Mounted Volunteer
Do you own a quiet, sensible, obedient horse, do you hold or would be willing to train for and pass the BHS Riding and Road Safety Certificate?
If so, we are looking to establish a Rural Mounted Volunteer role in the Ribble Valley, the role will provide a visible presence in rural areas on horseback.
The role will
Improve confidence amongst the rural community and countryside leisure users, and reduce the opportunity for crime by increasing crime prevention awareness.
To be a visible presence in rural spaces, farmland and rural road networks
To supply the police with regular information and updates
To engage with members of the rural community and countryside leisure users.
Be able to ride safely on the highway, open land, bridleways etc. and control the horse at halt sufficiently to use a notebook whilst mounted
Have excellent communication skills, and a desire to help your community.
Volunteers will be expected to use their own equipment which will be checked for safety and suitability. Winter and summer hi viz jackets, mesh hi viz horse sheet and leg bands will be supplied by Lancashire Constabulary.
Volunteers can ride alone or in company. Volunteers will not be deployed to incidents and the final decision about where and how long to patrol will be with the rider. It is anticipated that the majority of the duty will be carried out whilst exercising your horse in the local community.
Volunteers will make contact with the communications team at the beginning and end of a duty giving details of the route and expected finish time.
BHS Riding and Road Safety Certificate will be paid for by Lancashire Constabulary
To apply you must be aged over 18 years old.
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