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 department personnel in providing police service and to promote community partnership.
The Police Department is currently accepting volunteer applications for the Gilbert Citizens on Patrol, Crisis Support Unit, and Crime Prevention/Community Outreach.
Gilbert Citizens on Patrol
Volunteers patrol specific neighborhoods, issue parking citations, provide motorist assist, patrol special events and are 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. Extensive training provided. Must be at least 21 years old.
Crisis Support Unit
Volunteers will provide support on-scene to victims of traumatic events or crime, at the request of the police or fire department. Types of support include: crisis intervention, grief support, referral to resources, and child care. Must be at least 21 years of age.
Crime Prevention/Community Outreach
Volunteers attend community events and provide information and resources to residents regarding safety. Events include safety fairs, school and church functions, emergency preparedness, etc. Must be at least 18 years of age.
Volunteers In Police Service Qualifications:
- Furnish a copy of your high school diploma or G.E.D., and birth certificate.
- Have a valid driver's license or state ID.
- Successfully pass an extensive interview, background investigation, polygraph examination and drug- screen
- Complete orientation training.
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.