YOU could help build a safer community in your area with the help of a new North Wales Police scheme.
The Police Volunteer Scheme in Wrexham is designed for people aged 16 and over so they can work alongside police to improve their community.
Superintendent John Chapman said the scheme grew out of the role played by special constables within North Wales.
'Volunteer support for the police is nothing new,' Mr Chapman said.
'The Special Constabulary has provided invaluable support for many years and has played an important part in developing the partnership between police and communities.
'We have taken this ethos and created the Police Support Volunteers.'
Volunteers will be drafted from all walks of life and posts will be available on a work experience basis for people aged 16 and over.
The work ranges from developing anti-social behaviour projects to setting up and running neighbourhood policing groups and even undertaking web design.
Supt Chapman added: 'Volunteer programmes give people an opportunity to use their skills, experience and knowledge to make a positive contribution to their community and support for the police.'
All volunteers will be subject to a vetting process.