Volunteer Opportunity


Fight Crime On The Front Lines


If you seek a way to truly make a difference fighting crime in Mesa, you've found it! As a Patrol Support volunteer, you will drive a department vehicle to patrol for suspicious activity and report it to our Communications Center; direct traffic at accident and other scenes; provide visible police presence near schools during the times that students travel to and from; make contact with citizens who have left their garage doors open; walk through stores to be a visible deterrent to crime and make courtesy contact with merchants; provide supplies to officers (such as traffic cones, water, flares, etc.); and conduct perimeter vacation checks on homes as requested by citizens.


Desired Skills:  Ability to successfully complete training in Defensive Driving, Traffic Direction, Use of the Police Radio, and Patrol Support Policy & Procedures; ability to perform traffic direction in an intersection from a few minutes up to an hour; ability to perform these tasks in a variety of weather conditions; ability to lift up to 25 pounds; ability to follow oral-written instructions; ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with Patrol, Crime Analysis, and partner volunteers; must represent the department professionally to citizens.

Special Requirements:  Must possess a valid driver's license.

Hours Needed:  Very flexible; volunteers are needed 24/7 in all four patrol districts.



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.