Volunteers in Police Service
Castle Rock is a safe community, and you can help keep it that way. Castle Rock Police Department (CRPD) utilizes community safety volunteers (CSV) as well as administrative volunteers. Help contribute to the success of the police department and become a volunteer in public service.
We are not accepting applications at this time. To find out more about the program, call 303-663-6138 or email the Police Department.
The mission of the Community Safety Volunteer (CSV) program is to provide an opportunity for residents to partner with the Castle Rock Police Department and support the efforts of sworn and civilian personnel.
The active participation of residents in support of law enforcement activities:
- Fosters close working relationships between law enforcement personnel and all residents
- Increases the quality of life for those living and working in Castle Rock
- Provides an avenue for residents to learn more about the community's needs and resources
- Provides better service to the community
The Community Safety Volunteer program is community policing in its most basic form. It is a structured way for residents to participate in helping provide for the safety and security of their own community.
Volunteers support the major activities of the Police Department, such as patrol, traffic, and community policing, and activities where their unique expertise and/or life experience will be of benefit.
- At least 18 years of age
- Must not have any disqualifying history
- Satisfactorily complete a background investigation, polygraph and oral board interview
- Good public speaking skills
- Ability to deal with confidential information
- Desire to serve the community
- Contribute to the success of the police department and community
- Commit 16 hours minimum/per month
- Attend an 8-week academy
- Complete required orientation and field training
The program has three broad goals:
- Community relations
- Neighborhood patrol
- Officer support and assistance
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide assistance during community events
- Provide assistance to members of the department as directed
- Assist in areas such as Patrol, Investigations, Records, Courts
- Assistance with traffic incidents
- Be visible within the community through neighborhood and school patrols
- Parking enforcement
- House watch program
- Community programs (e.g., Citizen Police Academy, Coffee with a Cop, National Night Out, Ride-Along Program)
Volunteers attend an in-house training academy consisting of field and classroom instruction and must contribute a minimum of 16 hours of volunteer time each month after graduation.
Interested in helping support the department, but don't want to hit the streets? CRPD could use your help in the office.
Support services include:
- Community Unit
- Professional Standards, Training and Development Unit
- Records Unit