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VIPER Chaperone Volunteer

What is VIPER?

Video Identification Parade Electronic Recording is a system used to conduct video identification procedures, where an eyewitness is shown a film consisting of images of a known suspect together with eight similar images of others who resemble that suspect.


Main Duties

  • To assist the VIPER coordinator in supplying a high level of victim and witness care to those attending for VIPER viewings on Police premises.
  • To meet and greet victims and witnesses attending the police station for VIPER viewings.
  • To escort victims and witnesses within Police premises to the waiting area, the VIPER suite, wait for viewings to be conducted and escort to the interview room.
  • To complete a witness statement pro-forma.



  • Experience in dealing with Customers Face to Face (Essential)
  • Experience in dealing with Victims of crime (Desirable)



  • Understanding of need for confidentiality (Essential)
  • Awareness of Data Protection Act (Essential)
  • An understanding of Identification procedures (Desirable)


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Reference: VS0032

Positions: Various

Type/Hours: The Viper Unit is open Mon-Fri 0800-2000hrs. We already have an established team of competent and dedicated volunteers and we are looking for some additional volunteers to complement the service they currently offer

Application deadline: No closing date

Location: Keynsham