Volunteer Opportunity


Help To Remove Impaired Drivers from the Road


Driving under the influence is a dangerous issue affecting all of us. If you would enjoy firsthand opportunity to combat this problem, you may wish to be a DUI Van Assistant volunteer. Your duties would include driving the DUI Van to and from that shift's location, stocking the van's supplies, and assisting officers with processing DUI suspects by logging information , taking photographs, telephoning for taxis, and taking custody of evidence, which is checked into the Headquarters building at the end of the shift. You must be able to deal tactfully and professionally with persons who are impaired; you may be exposed to foul language and emotional extremes while on duty in this position.


Desired Skills:  Experience in driving a large truck or RV is desirable, although not required. A helpful, patient, tactful demeanor, including the ability to deal professionally with agitated or upset suspects, is needed. Attention to detail and handling evidence with care are required.

Special Requirements:  You must possess a valid Arizona Driver's license. You must successfully pass a driving test with the DUI van, which will be administered by MPD's driving instructor.

Hours Needed:  Volunteer help is needed on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the year, typically starting at 7:00 p.m. and ending anywhere from midnight to 4:00 a.m; volunteers sign up monthly for the shift(s) of their choice.



Mesa Police Department
Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS)

PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211

If you are interested in this volunteer position, please call the volunteer coordinator at (480) 644-2073.

You can download the application packet here or use the online form to request an application.