George Harper, TVP volunteer for 6 & a half years
My primary role is at Aylesbury police station
where I assist in administering the Pubwatch scheme in the town.
month I attend the Committee meeting of the Pubwatch members, representing the
licensed premises in the town, along with TVP staff and officers. Following
this meeting I assist the scheme by writing the minutes of the monthly
meetings, writing letters to Pubwatch banned persons, updating the Pubwatch
website and whatever else needs doing.
Since I started as a volunteer I have also participated in role play assisting
with the training of new police officers. I have taken part in the training of
firearms officers which has involved me being shot, taken hostage, and dragged
across the floor of a disused shopping mall.
In recent years I have assisted Winslow Neighbourhood office in administering
Speedwatch. This involves occasionally assisting with producing warning
letters to speeding drivers recorded by Speedwatch volunteers in local
villages. I also on behalf of TVP, train volunteers in local villages how
establish a Speedwatch team in their locality, and how to operate the
During my working life I was a Chartered Engineer involved in major electrical
power projects worldwide. Since retiring I have very much enjoyed my
volunteering with TVP and the very varied roles in which I am involved. It is
good to learn new skills and I very much like meeting new people, both within
and outside of TVP, that my various roles bring me in contact with. I have been
a volunteer with TVP for six and a half years.