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Volunteer Program


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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. For more information contact our Police Volunteer Coordinator, Sonya Robinson at sonya.robinson@cityoforlando.net or 407.246.2461.

Click here to download an application.

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