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Volunteer Program

WHY VOLUNTEER?

  •  Learn more about law enforcement
  •  Develop your job skills
  •  Help your community
  •  Make new friends and contacts
  •  Help your police department fight crime

WHO IS QUALIFIED TO VOLUNTEER?

  • Men and women, 18 years of age and up
  • All law-abiding citizens of Central Florida with no criminal record
  • Those candidates who successfully meet the selection criteria of the Orlando Police Department Volunteer Program application process

WHERE DO VOLUNTEERS WORK?

  • In all four bureaus of the Orlando Police Department
  • The downtown Orlando Police Department Headquarters
  • OPD Southeast and Northwest Community Police Offices
  • International Drive Police Office
  • Special events
  • Investigations Division
  • Training Facility
  • Within the community

VOLUNTEER AREAS INCLUDE:

  • Associate Explorer Advisor, work with area high school students
  • Clerical Support; general office duties in a variety of sections
  • Criminal Investigations Division Assistant telephone work with victims of crime
  • Criminal Intake Assistant,; logging and tracking case paperwork
  • Mounted Patrol Assistant; work with groom and officers at the stable
  • Payroll Assistant; payroll and account reconciliation duties
  • Property & Evidence Assistant: data entry duties
  • Reception Desk Assistant: welcome and direct visitors
  • Special Activities Volunteer: fill in for absent staff, work on annual events, assist with surveys and special projects
  • Citizens Observer Program (“COP”) patrol city streets, acting as an extra pair of eyes and ears
  • Other Assistance, as needed by the Department

Volunteers are greatly appreciated and serve the Orlando Police Department in a wide range of capacities. Positions are available primarily during business hours, Monday through Friday, with some opportunities available during evening

Click here to download an application

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