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Benefits of being a Good Citizen

In this assignment I am going to assess what the benefits of being a good citizen are and how being a good citizen benefits public services. A good citizen is a big benefit to not just public services but to society as they will work to make it a better place for everyone in it.
A good citizen can help the public services in many ways for example a way to help the police would be to simply stay out of trouble so the police won’t have to waste their time on you when they could be somewhere else.
There are also other ways a good citizen can help the police:
They could open and run a community centre for youths to keep them off of the streets so they’re not causing the police any problems. Doing this is also a big benefit to the community as it gives youths something to do and could also be another way to educate them also.
A good citizen could also volunteer for the police specials. This would be a big benefit for the police because when too many things are going on at the same time and the police are running out of officers the specials can be called to assist them. The specials are also unpaid so the police don’t need to pay them a wage.
Not only do good citizens help the police but they can also help the fire service by becoming a retained fire fighter who someone that already has a full time job outside of the fire service but can then be called out by the fire service when they need it. There are currently 18 000 retained fire fighters in the UK which shows how important they are to the fire service.
A good citizen can also help the ambulance service by joining St John’s Ambulance, which is another volunteer based group that teaches first aid to people. This benefits the ambulance service because if more people know how to perform first aid it will be more likely that if someone does need help for example they’re not…...

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