London 2012: the volunteers' story
The enthusiasm of volunteers was one of the
hallmarks of London 2012: BTP's volunteers were no exception.
While officers carried out their frontline
duties, a team of 13 volunteers worked tirelessly to provide
support services before and during the Games.
A few looked after our search dogs at their
new accommodation centre, while others distributed
crime prevention leaflets. Some spent their time helping at
our Force HQ and at our Stratford Briefing Centre.
Teresa Bedziejewski, Community Volunteer
Scheme Manager, said BTP volunteers went above and
beyond during the Olympic and Paralympic Games:
“Normally, our 60 volunteers work a combined total of 550
hours per month.
“The Olympics volunteers worked an additional
350 hours a month over July and August, crazy hours! They showed so
much dedication and hard work.
“The Olympics gave them the chance to feel
like part of the team and a valuable insight in to how BTP works on
a larger scale. Everybody seemed to really enjoy it.”
As many people ponder what legacy the Games
leaves behind, Teresa is certain that BTP’s volunteer scheme has
“Since the Games, some volunteers have offered
to work more hours and want to experience working in a different
Find out how you can volunteer for BTP here.
Saying 'thank you' to our volunteers
To thank our volunteers for their support during the Olympic and
Paralympic Games, we took them on a special day out so
that they could experience two very different sides of railway
Our volunteers first travelled to Kent, where they watched
and assisted with public order training.
They then went on a tour of our Counter Terrorism unit
and also received a medal from Dave Wildbore.
Click below to see how our volunteers got involved in our public