Police advertise for (unpaid) forensic service volunteers (criminal record not a barrier)

“West Midlands police have defended their decision to use volunteers for forensics work after being warned that it was “a disaster waiting to happen”.

The force was criticised after advertising unpaid roles in its digital forensics team, with an advert that warned volunteers would “routinely come across distressing imagery including indecent images, fatal road traffic accidents, live CCTV footage recovery of incidents”.

The force said it was looking for people to commit at least 16 hours a month to the role and said that a criminal record was not a barrier to volunteering. …”

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jun/13/police-force-defends-use-of-volunteers-to-do-forensics-work?