One of the most important aspects of the LAPD volunteer program is the diversity of responsibilities that volunteers undertake on a daily basis. Volunteers serve as a bridge between officers and civilians as they represent their communities in all aspects of Department-related functions.
The City of Los Angeles is divided into 21 geographic Areas, each containing its own community police station. In the spirit of community policing, community members and officers join together to design volunteer opportunities at each station. As a volunteer, here are some of the available opportunities:
There are also over 20 specialized divisions that utilize volunteers. In addition, LAPD provides opportunities for college/high school students interested in working in unpaid intern/volunteer positions or community service requirement programs.
For information on volunteer opportunities with the LAPD, contact the Community Outreach and Development Division. Program Information, including the application process, as well as current volunteer opportunities will be provided. All applicants are required to be fingerprinted as part of LAPD background procedures.
If you aren’t sure which station you should call, or you have specific interest in one of the LAPD specialized divisions, you may contact the Department’s Volunteer Unit, email LAPDvolunteers@lapd.online at 213-486-6000.