The Gilbert Police Department provides the opportunity for citizens to volunteer in a variety of areas within the police department. The mission of the Gilbert Police Department Volunteers In Police Service is to support members in providing police service and to promote community partnership.
The Gilbert Police Explorer Post is an exciting opportunity for youth ages 14 to 20 years old interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement.
As an explorer you will:
- To further your knowledge of law enforcement.
- To help prepare you for a career in law enforcement.
- To develop your enthusiasm and under standing of the importance of community service and community action.
- To help develop your responsibility and leadership qualities.
- To promote a positive image of law enforcement and youth in your community.
For more information, please click the Police Volunteer Interest Form link below and reference Explorers.
The Police Department is currently accepting volunteer applications for the Crisis Support Team and Gilbert Citizens on Patrol only. Other positions may have openings in the future.
Citizens on Patrol Volunteer
Volunteer will patrol specific neighborhoods, issue parking citations, motorist assist, patrol special events and be available for call-out to major crime scenes. Citizens on Patrol volunteers also assist officers at traffic accidents providing help as needed and respond to low-priority calls when able. Extensive training provided. *Must be at least 21 years of age.
Crisis Support Team
Volunteer will provide support to victims of traumatic events or crime (usually at the scene) upon request of the police or fire department. Types of support include: crisis intervention, grief support, referral to resources, child-care, etc. The Crisis Support Team provides relief to PD Youth and Adult Resources counselors by going to scenes counselors would otherwise be asked to respond to. Extensive training provided. *Must be at least 21 years of age.
Volunteers In Police Service Qualifications:
· Must be 21 years of age for Citizens on Patrol and Crisis Support Team.
· Furnish a copy of your high school diploma or G.E.D., and birth certificate.
· Have a valid driver's license or other ID.
· Successfully pass an extensive interview, background investigation, polygraph examination and drug- screen
· Complete orientation training before being accepted into the program.
Sign-up on-line: Police Volunteer Interest Form
If you have questions, please contact Sherry Nielsen at (480) 635-7711.
Note: We are not accepting applications from individuals currently seeking employment with a law enforcement agency or individuals that will be seeking employment with a law enforcement agency within the next year.