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Independent Custody Visiting Scheme

Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs) are members of the public over 18 years of age, residing or working in Cumbria, who visit police stations unannounced, to check on the welfare and wellbeing of those detained in police custody.

ICVs come from all backgrounds and have no direct involvement in the criminal justice system. For  example, they cannot be serving police officers, special constables, police staff or members of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s staff. Some other people, such as probation officers and solicitors, may also be excluded to prevent possible conflicts of interest. This helps to maintain the independence of the scheme.

Apply to join the ICV scheme

Please read the Volunteer Information Pack for further information. A short form is available here to apply to become a member of Cumbria’s Independent Custody Visiting Scheme.

Alternatively, please provide your CV and a cover letter, detailing why you want to become an ICV. When you are ready to apply, please return by e-mail to:  or in the post to:

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



When we are not actively recruiting you can still apply as above. With your permission, we will hold your application on file until our next recruitment process.


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