Menlo Park police volunteers are trained individuals who assist the police with non-enforcement duties. Civilian volunteers bring skills from their personal and professional lives and give to the community by offering their time and knowledge to our shared mission of crime prevention and safety.
Read on to learn more about volunteering and if it is right for you.
21 years of age or older
Good moral character
Good driving record
No felony convictions
Current U.S. citizen
Pass background check
Have valid drivers license
For more information, contact Nicole Acker.
Good people skills
Wear approved uniform (provided)
Attend monthly meetings
Volunteer at least 16 hours per month
Maintain a positive attitude
Enjoy your time
Present a professional appearance at all times
Police volunteers will receive training in but not limited to:
Orientation and Organization
Daily Operation Functions
Introduction to Law
Front Counter Service
CPR and First Aid
Why become a police volunteer?
To contribute to positive communications between the community and law enforcement as a team member
To assist in controlling, reducing, and preventing crime in Menlo Park
To meet new people in varied settings
To gain valuable work experience
To take pride in knowing you are part of the solution in crime reduction!
Volunteers also complete one ride-along with a Patrol Officer as part of the training program.