Every year our local police are being asked to do more and more yet with budgets being cut they must do more with less. You can assist your local police, serve your community, and meet new friends by becoming a volunteer at your local police department.

Contact your local law enforcement agency about their need for volunteers today.

Here are some of the duties volunteers are often asked to do by local police:

  • Fingerprinting
  • Neighborhood radar speed checking
  • Check on abandoned vehicles
  • Phone crime victims to answer questions
  • Doing home safety checks for vacationing homeowners
  • Assisting with special events
  • Doing bike patrols in community parks
  • Compile crime statistics in the community
  • Writing citations for handicapped parking violations
  • Helping with neighborhood watch
  • Assisting with search and rescue
  • Verifying vehicle window tints
  • Logging evidence
  • Tour guides
  • Take police reports
  • Working on cold case files
  • Assist with missing persons searches
  • Locate and recover surveillance video

Here are the professional backgrounds of volunteers that police departments especially need:

  • Religious leaders who can assist with Chaplain programs
  • Security specialists who can conduct security reviews at schools and other institutions
  • Individuals proficient in another language to help with translation
  • Mental Health Professionals who can counsel victims of crime
  • Veterinarians to provide care for police canine units
  • Banking and financial experts to assist with financial fraud and identity theft cases
  • Illustrators to do composite drawings of suspects
  • Dog trainers to assist with police canine units
  • Computer programmers

Call or visit your local Police Department today and learn more about becoming a volunteer.