Cumbria Independent Custody Visiting Scheme

Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall, is seeking to recruit volunteers for the Independent Custody Visiting (ICV) Scheme, with vacancies for members on all panels: Kendal, Barrow, North and Workington.

Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs) are volunteers who come from many backgrounds and sections of the community and must be over 18 and either live or work in Cumbria. ICVs make weekly unannounced visits in pairs at all times of day and night. Each visitor will usually carry out approximately 12 visits per year. ICVs report on both the welfare of detainees and conditions within the Police Station and help to ensure that both Police and the public can have the highest confidence in the safety and welfare of those who are detained.

The ICV scheme is independent of the Police and visitors have a right of access to the Police Station, their reports provide an invaluable asset helping to maintain the very highest standards of care and welfare for detainees in Cumbria.

Attached is a Volunteer Information Pack, and an Application Form. Further information can also be found here: Custody Visiting - Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner (

Please contact the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner with any queries or to submit your application:


Post: Independent Custody Visiting Scheme
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
1-2 Carleton Hall
CA10 2AU

Tel: 01768 217734

Notice Date: 01/03/2022