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
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
form to request an application.