Police Volunteer Program

Last updated Sep. 08, 2015 - 9:04 am
Volunteers assist the department with a broad spectrum of assignments.

The Raleigh Police Department, in conjunction with Raleigh Community Engagement, seeks volunteers that are interested in assisting our full time staff in service to the citizens of Raleigh.

Volunteers would assist with a broad spectrum of assignments.


Volunteer assignments may include:

  • security patrols in parks
  • telephone crime reporting
  • data entry
  • neighborhood watch planning
  • crime prevention programs
  • special event assistance
  • Greenway Volunteer

Police Chaplains

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The RPD's chaplains are on call 24 hours a day to assist police personnel with a variety of situations in the field, such as line-of-duty death or serious physical injury of an officer, homicides, and fatal motor vehicle accidents.

These professional clergy members volunteer their services to department employees, their families, and members of the community during times of crisis, sorrow, or conflict. The chaplains may also be requested to respond to major incidents and disasters such as multiple-injury incidents, officer-involved shootings and to assist with crisis intervention.

The RPD's police chaplains donate several hundred hours to the community and department each year.

Training and Hours

Each volunteer will receive approximately 38 hours of training by the Raleigh Police Academy concerning issues pertinent to their duties. They will be required to volunteer a minimum of fifteen hours per month.

For more information, please e-mail or call 919-996-1118.

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