Independent Custody Visiting

The Police and Crime Commissioner has a statutory duty to maintain an Independent Custody Visiting (ICVs) scheme for Northamptonshire. ICVs visit either Weekley Woods Justice Centre in Kettering or the Criminal Justice Centre in Brackmills, Northampton.

ICVs carry out one visit a month and always visit in pairs, speaking to people detained in custody and checking on their welfare, and making sure they receive their rights and entitlements.

A training programme is provided for all ICV volunteers, who will be fully supported by professional staff as they carry out their role.

To join the scheme you must live or work in Northamptonshire and be aged 18 or above.

It is essential that anyone interested is able to be impartial, objective and non-judgemental, as well as being able to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.

We’re currently recruiting for ICVs – you can view and download an application below. Closing date for applications is 23 November 2018.

Completed forms should be returned to:

Tom Smith, ICV Scheme Manager
Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissions Office
Police Headquarters, Wootton Hall, Mereway

Forms can also be returned by email to

ICV Role Description
Person Specification
ICV Application Form
Why I’m An ICV – Ellen’s Story

You can view more about the role in the video below: