Volunteer Opportunity


Directly Assist Detectives with Investigations


Detectives in our Fusion Center seek your computer and administrative skills to help them conduct investigations. As a Criminal Intelligence Assistant, you may be responsible for contacting victims for follow-up information, collecting surveillance videos from local merchants, running computer checks on criminals, preparing photo line-ups, assembling intelligence packets, placing and follow up on lab requests, redacting copies of police reports before they are released, requesting information from other resources and related duties. Your assistance will help detectives to quickly and efficiently complete investigations and directly impact our crime-fighting capabilities.


Desired Skills:  Solid data entry/computer skills; ability to work with or become trained in the use of various electronic equipment, such as digital recorders, digital copying equipment, and photocopiers; accuracy and attention to detail; professional demeanor with the public and police personnel. Ability to follow through without close supervision. Ability to become trained in different databases and analytical work.

Special Requirements:  1) Must successfully complete an open book, 25 question test on the computer about use of the criminal justice computer in order for you to have access to it.  2) Must possess a valid driver's license.

Hours Needed:  Regular office hours; businest times are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily.



Mesa Police Department
Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS)

PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211

If you are interested in this volunteer position, please call the volunteer coordinator at (480) 644-2073.

You can download the application packet here or use the online form to request an application.