Police volunteers

Police volunteers

The Menlo Park Police Volunteers are a team of trained citizen volunteers. We assist the Police Department with non-enforcement duties and value added services that allow police employees to focus on primary job duties and crime reduction. Members do not take enforcement action, carry weapons, or make arrests. 
Volunteer Badge


  • 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
  • Administration Roles
  • Introduction to Law
  • Front Counter Service
  • Investigation Procedures
  • Community Events
  • Patrol Procedures
  • 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.