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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Volunteer Program

Our volunteers are an integral part of our agency. In cooperation with our volunteers, we are able to provide a safe and crime free environment for our community. As a volunteer within the Police Department, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the overall quality of service to the community.

Why should I volunteer with the Police Department?
  • To make a difference in the community
  • To work with community leaders
  • To gain valuable experience
  • To fulfill personal endeavors and goals
  • To improve job skills
  • To explore potential career opportunities
  • Most importantly, because you have the time to donate your valuable services
How will my services as a volunteer be utilized by the Police Department?

Volunteers provide investigative, technical, and office/clerical assistance in many different areas of support services. You let us know what your area of expertise or interest is and we'll do our best to put you there, getting you the valuable law enforcement experience that few are able to gain.

Volunteer Program Opportunities:

Forensics (CSI) Operations
Homeland Security Specialized Units
Information Technology Training

Tasks are varied and extensive, to include answering phones, filing records, data entry, typing, providing information to visitors, assisting in fingerprinting, taking photographs, research, and other clerical duties as needed by Department staff.

What are the eligibility requirements to become a Volunteer?

The minimum age is 18 years old and there is no maximum age limit. All applicants must complete a standard department pre-employment application and background before they can be considered for assignment. You must have a good driving record if you are required to use a city vehicle while performing your volunteer duties.


Ready to become a police volunteer?

Download and fill out the VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Police Volunteer Office
Sacramento Police Department
Personnel Unit
5770 Freeport Blvd, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95822

Contact Information
Volunteer Coordinator
(916) 808-0839

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