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Police - Community and Citizen Involvement - Volunteer Program

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The Glendale Police Department has many rewarding volunteer opportunities for citizens. If you are interested in serving your community, completing an internship, or gaining valuable work experience to enhance your career objectives, then consider a volunteer position with the Glendale Police Department. Below are listed some of the volunteer assignments currently available.

Contact Information:

Volunteer Coordinator, Marie Shepherd


  • Alarm Program Assistant - High need for volunteers
  • Detention/City Jail
  • Public Fingerprinting - High need for volunteers
  • Records - High need for volunteers
  • Victim Assistance/Mobile Team - High need for volunteers

Illegal drug use and other criminal activity will be considered during the screening process.

Details and Who to Contact

Alarm Program Assistant – Dayshift hours 2 – 4 hrs/day; 2 – 3 days/week

Verify and compare data, prepare letters to be mailed, research and validate addresses, contact citizens by telephone, when necessary, to verify addresses.  Ability to operate a fax, copier, scanner and letter folding machine.  Computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft products helpful. For more information please contact Marie Shepherd 623-930-3282

Detention/City Jail - Schedules available 24 hrs/7 days a week

You will  work with Detention Officers and assist with transporting prisoners downtown to the Madison jail and court, complete paperwork,  file and answer phones; ability to work within specific guidelines and ability to maintain confidentiality. Must possess a valid AZ driver’s license and good driving record. For more information please contact  Marie Shepherd 623-930-3282 or

Public Fingerprints - Day, 2 hrs/day, 2-3 days/week

You will  learn to take ink fingerprints and complete necessary paperwork for the public. Must be available a minimum of 2 hours per week during business hours. For more information please contact  Marie Shepherd 623-930-3282 or

Records -Day and weekend hours available, 2 hrs/day, 2-3 days/week

Filing (alpha and numerical), data entry, scanning, faxing, and the ability to maintain confidentiality. Computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office is helpful.  For more information please contact  Marie Shepherd 623-930-3282 or

Victim Assistance -
Most of us know someone that has been a victim of a crime.  A neighbor, a relative, a friend and sometimes even ourselves.  It’s unfortunate, but crimes take place every day.  Whether it is an Assault, a Burglary or even a Homicide, victims of crimes often need immediate assistance to deal with what has happened.  For over 33 years, the Victim Assistance Unit of the Glendale Police Department has been there to help.  A large part of our assistance comes from  caring volunteers that want to give back to their communities and lend a helping hand. 

  • Mobile Team - On-call assignments available.
    Provide support and referral assistance to victims and families; act effectively in emergency and crisis situations; experience in counseling, victim support field is preferred; must complete  mandatory training; must have good driving record and a valid AZ Driver's License; ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Caseworker -
    Volunteers are needed to provide crisis intervention when requested by law enforcement. This is done either through on-call shift work or by riding in the mobile crisis unit. Some examples of calls are family and neighborhood disputes, sexual assault, suicide, homicide, death notification, armed robbery, burglary,  domestic violence and child abuse. Shifts are available 24 hours a day/seven days a week. Schedules can fit personal and family commitments.
  • Clerical Support -
    Volunteers are needed to help with office duties that include supporting walk-in clients, making phone contacts, clerical work or completing threat assessments. Other general office duties such as filing, typing, data entry and compiling the volunteer newsletter are also needed. Speaking to community groups, training and developing new projects and community debriefings are other areas of potential involvement.

City Court Advocacy -
Volunteers are needed for weekends and holiday schedules to provide advocacy in the city court. This activity provides a unique opportunity  to learn about the Criminal Justice System and a wide variety of cases including domestic violence and assault. Advocates work with the court and the victim to make sure the victim's voice is heard for arraignments.

For more information on these Victim Assistance positions, please contact the VA Volunteer Coordinator at 623-930-3720 or email


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