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 Police Department is currently accepting volunteer applications for the Gilbert Citizens on Patrol and Community Crisis Support Team only. Other positions may have openings in the future.
Gilbert 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 incidents. Gilbert 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.
Community 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, and child care. The Crisis Support Team provides relief to police department 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.
If you would like more information, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Sherry Nielsen at (480) 635-7711.
Download the Volunteer Application Packet.
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.