Volunteer Opportunity

 

Fight Crime On The Front Lines

 

If you seek a way to truly make a difference fighting crime in Mesa, you've found it! As a Patrol Support volunteer, you will drive a department vehicle to patrol for suspicious activity and report it to our Communications Center; direct traffic at accident and other scenes; provide visible police presence near schools during the times that students travel to and from; make contact with citizens who have left their garage doors open; walk through stores to be a visible deterrent to crime and make courtesy contact with merchants; provide supplies to officers (such as traffic cones, water, flares, etc.); and conduct perimeter vacation checks on homes as requested by citizens.

 

Desired Skills:  Ability to successfully complete training in Defensive Driving, Traffic Direction, Use of the Police Radio, and Patrol Support Policy & Procedures; ability to perform traffic direction in an intersection from a few minutes up to an hour; ability to perform these tasks in a variety of weather conditions; ability to lift up to 25 pounds; ability to follow oral-written instructions; ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with Patrol, Crime Analysis, and partner volunteers; must represent the department professionally to citizens.

Special Requirements:  Must possess a valid driver's license.

Hours Needed:  Very flexible; volunteers are needed 24/7 in all four patrol districts.

 

 

Mesa Police Department
Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS)

PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211
480-644-2073

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.