Volunteers in Policing (VIPs)
The Prescott Valley Police Department continually seeks qualified citizens to join our department as we strive to serve our community. As a volunteer, you will receive valuable training and insight concerning the functions of our police department and the criminal justice system.
We recognize our department would be unable to provide some of our enhanced support services if it were not for our volunteers. In addition, volunteers assist officers and civilian staff by allowing them to concentrate on their assigned tasks, thus contributing toward making Prescott Valley a safer place to live and work. In exchange, volunteers benefit by providing a civic service while allowing them to:
- Learn new job skills.
- Draw upon and share past experiences and skills.
- Add to a resume as a job reference.
- Be a part of a Community-Based Policing Team.
Becoming a volunteer with the Prescott Valley Police Department is very similar to applying for a job - it requires completion of an application, an oral interview, and a background check. The background check includes fingerprinting and a criminal history inquiry. Here are some of opportunities we have available:
- Administrative Aide (office support, shuttling equipment, etc.)
- Animal Control Aide
- Citizen Police Patrol/Motorist Assistance
- Investigative Aide
- Range Assistant
- Records Aide
For Information or to Apply
If you would like more information on our Police VIP program and how you can get involved, you can contact Volunteer Central at 928-759-3123, or email Volunteer Central.
To apply, please visit the Volunteer Opportunities page. Please note that all applications must be completed via our online portal.
Our VIP program is always looking for anyone else who would like to donate some of their time helping the police department in any of the listed assignments. If you are looking fora way to give back to your community and to help make a difference in the quality of life for the citizens of Prescott Valley, we hope you will consider joining our VIP program.
Animal Control Unit
We are looking for volunteers who would like to assist in our Animal Control Unit. VIPs in this area would help our Animal Control Officers by:
- Assisting with pet licensing, report writing and Nuisance Animal Packet mailing and processing
- Completing paperwork
- Transporting animals to our station kennels and also to the Humane Society
- Working in the field responding to some of our Animal Control calls for service
This assignment is needed for any hours you can provide, 7 days a week, primarily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Customer Service / Records
We are looking for volunteers to work in our Records Unit assisting with answering phone lines, window service, clerical, filing, and other customer service. This assignment is needed for any hours you can provide Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
CIS and Patrol
We are looking for volunteers in our Criminal Investigations Unit primarily to assist our detectives with clerical and support services in the office. Duties could include:
- Call-back assignments
- Clerical work
- Computer work
- Evidence processing
- Organizing reports for prosecution or criminal complaints
- Transcription of reports
We are also always looking for assistance in our Patrol Section to assist officers on the street in a variety of assignments. These assignments are available for any hours you can provide Monday through Friday, primarily from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and also evening and weekend hours.