Glendale Police Department volunteers provide investigative, technical, and office/clerical assistance in many different areas of support services. Tasks performed by our volunteers are varied and extensive including: answering phones, filing records, data entry, typing documents, providing information to visitors, assisting in fingerprinting, taking photographs, research, public education and community outreach. Volunteers have been an integral part of the success of our organization.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old, but there is no maximum age limit. All applicants must complete a standard department pre-employment application and background before they can be considered for a volunteer assignment.
Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 818-548-6452 if you are interested in becoming a volunteer. Thank you for your interest.
RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (RSVP’s):
The goal of the Glendale Police Department is to serve the City of Glendale in the most professional, effective and courteous manner possible while maintaining a reputation of being an innovative and progressive department that is sincerely concerned about the volunteers that it serves. It is in keeping with this philosophy that the Volunteer Patrol Program has been formed.
The purpose of RSVP is actually twofold: First, the City of Glendale recognizes the vast resources of experience and skills that rest within the volunteers of our city and surrounding communities. Our Department desires to utilize these skills to help us achieve our Departmental goals in an efficient and cost effective manner. Secondly, the main purpose and function of the RSVP is to supplement and assist both the Patrol Bureau and Support Services of the Glendale Police Department in our efforts to serve the citizens of Glendale.
Because RSVP members are the eyes and ears of the Police Department, as well as representatives of the City and the Department, it is imperative that members maintain an image of professionalism that parallels the professionalism of our Department at all times. The volunteer’s appearance, demeanor, and performance must never be compromised while serving in the Volunteer Patrol Program. Each member is hand-picked with the highest confidence in their capabilities.
TO BECOME A RSVP:
Anyone age 55 and over is eligible to be an RSVP volunteer. All applicants must complete a standard department pre-employment application and background before they can be considered for a volunteer assignment.
RSVP volunteers have various responsibilities and duties. Listed below are some of the various duties the RSVP will be performing:
- Patrolling the city in a marked vehicle (eyes and ears of the Department)
- Vacation House Checks
- Business Checks
- Parking Enforcement
- Traffic Control
- Quality of Life Issues
- DUI Check Points
All RSVP volunteers will be required to attend scheduled training meetings which take place quarterly.
Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 818-548-6452 if you are interested in becoming an RSVP volunteer.
Thank you for your interest.