Are you an honest and dependable person looking for a rewarding way to spend a few hours per week? Would you like to make a difference in your community? If so, you may be a great candidate for the Rocklin Police Department Volunteer Program.
Volunteers provide a key role in helping the Police Department provide a high level of service to the community. There are currently more than 100 Volunteers in the program. Volunteers allow the Police Department to undertake programs and projects that were previously not feasible because of a lack of available resources and staff.
What Volunteers Do
Rocklin Police Volunteers perform a wide variety of functions including but not limited to:
- Staff the front counter
- Patrol the city
- Provide traffic control at accident scenes
- Analyze crime statistics
- Fingerprint children and adults
- Deliver documents and evidence
- Staff special events
- Perform security inspections
- Check homes while people are on vacation
- Deliver safety and emergency preparedness presentations in our schools, neighborhoods, and businesses
Rocklin Police Department Volunteers are civilians who serve as extra "eyes, ears, and helping hands" for the Police Department. They do not engage in contacting, detaining, or arresting suspicious persons or criminals. Volunteers are not sworn police officers, have no powers of arrest beyond those of any private person, and do not carry weapons.
Become a Volunteer
In order to become a Rocklin Police Department Volunteer, you must:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Be able to volunteer a minimum of 16 hours per month
- Be able to volunteer for a commitment of at least 3 years
- Be of good moral character
- Have no felony or recent misdemeanor convictions
- Be able to work with minimal supervision
- Be able to work well with others
The volunteer hiring process requires the successful completion of an application, oral interview, background investigation, Live Scan fingerprint check, warrant check, and a Volunteer Academy. The Volunteer Academy is mandatory for all new Police Volunteers. It helps to familiarize volunteers with the different functions of the Police Department, and provides training to be safe and productive. The Volunteer Academy is held each year from August through November, with classes meeting one evening per week (for 12 weeks) and two all-day Saturday classes.
Although most volunteers are retired, many are raising families and working full-time jobs. Since there is no requirement to live in Rocklin, some of our Volunteers reside in Roseville, Loomis, Lincoln, and other surrounding communities.
If you are interested in becoming a Rocklin Police Department Volunteer, please contact Crime Prevention and Volunteer Coordinator Michael Nottoli by telephone at 916.625.5416 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number. The recruitment process for new Volunteers occurs only once per year beginning in February. However, you may contact Mr. Nottoli any time during the year to be placed on the recruitment list.