Volunteering

If you, or any of your family or friends are unfortunate enough to be a victim of crime (or to witness a crime) your help may be important as YOUR description of the offender may be used by police to generate a V ideo I dentification P arade to help identify possible suspects for that crime.

However, to produce the best possible V ideo Identification Parades we need to ensure that a representative gallery of anonymous faces exists which reflects the diverse ethnic and cultural make-up of the UK population. Without this gallery of images, which continues to evolve over time, victims of crime may not have their opportunity to identify offenders.

To build a gallery of faces, which reflects the diverse range of ethnicity and culture in our communities, we record volunteers from across the UK and from all walks of life.  Our recording locations include universities, colleges, schools, places of worship, offices, shopping centres, community groups and many other organisations happy to host our recording sessions.

It is thanks to the help and support we receive from many thousands of volunteers that we are able to ensure that the faces of people from all cultures and backgrounds, as well as varying  ages are represented, providing victims of crime the opportunity to identify offenders and help bring them to justice.