Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteers are valued members of our department. Each volunteer helps support the department and builds on our positive partnership with our community.

If you are interested in serving your community in any of the following roles, please contact us. All potential volunteers must undergo a background investigation.

Available Volunteer Opportunities

  • Animal Services: Volunteers help with the Animal Shelter’s Dog Exercise Program, or by washing bowls, cleaning cages, doing laundry or aiding at off-site adoption events.
  • Auxiliary Police Unit: The Auxiliary Police Unit is made up of volunteer police officers who assist in the delivery of police services to the community.
  • Law Enforcement Explorers: Law Enforcement Explorer Post Number 609 is a division of the Boy Scouts of America for those ages 14 to 21 who are interested in a law enforcement career.
  • Mail Couriers: Mail Couriers transport departmental mail between police department buildings.
  • Motorist Assistance Team: Motorist Assistants help disabled motorists, assist at crash scenes and direct traffic at many county events.
  • Office/Administration Volunteers: Volunteers work alongside employees in administrative roles in areas such as Personnel, Property, Records and Crime Prevention.
  • Police Chaplains: Police Chaplains provide 24-hour, on-call assistance to officers during death notifications, suicide interventions and grief counseling situations, and to people in crisis due to traffic- or injury-related deaths. They are also available to provide counseling and pastoral services to officers, their families, other department members and community members, upon request.
  • Special Events: These volunteers help with a wide variety of tasks, including collating mailings and supplies, preparing and serving refreshments at department events, dressing as McGruff and more.
  • Training Scenario Actors: Training Scenario Actors take part in the DCJS Mandatory Practical Testing with police academy recruits.