The Police Scotland Youth Volunteers (PSYV) are groups of up to 24 young people based across Scotland. Supported by adult volunteers and led by a police constable the PSYV volunteer at community and national events across Scotland.
The PSYV programme aims to strengthen the relationship with the police and young people, breaking down barriers and promoting positive role models.
PSYV promotes a practical way for young people to understand policing by supporting the Police in their local area through volunteering. As part of this, young people are given a chance for their voice to be heard and encouraged to promote good citizenship.
The programme is open to all young people aged 13 – 17, this allows those people to get an insight into policing in Scotland and inspire individuals to participate positively within their communities.