Once accepted, volunteers are required to provide 16 hours per month of service. Non-paid police officers have full law enforcement authority both on and off duty. They traditionally start in the Patrol Division but are subject to any assignment or division. Non-paid officers are also able to advance in rank.
Non-paid officers currently serve in various specialty units such as:
Non-paid officers in our department come from various backgrounds. Some were former full-time officers who have changed careers. Others have established careers outside of law enforcement and they choose to serve their fellow citizens by volunteering as police officers.
Non-paid officers receive the same training and support as full-time officers and they wear the same uniform. By volunteering, non-paid officers save taxpayers thousands of dollars a year.