The recruitment for volunteer Independent Custody Visiting Volunteers (ICVs) is now open.

ICVs are volunteer members of the local community who work, live or study in West Yorkshire. They visit the custody suites in each of the five districts around West Yorkshire unannounced to check on detention conditions, detainee welfare and procedures to provide transparency and reassurance to the public that people in police custody are being treated fairly and with respect.

Visit our website for more information: Custody Visiting - West Yorkshire Combined Authority (

The 2023 recruitment campaign closes at midnight on Sunday 11 June 2023.

Want to learn more? We have a selection of short clips on You Tube telling you about the role of an ICV, experiences from our current ICVs and how to apply:

To find out more and apply visit: ICV Recruitment - West Yorkshire Combined Authority (