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Programs & Services

Volunteer Program

MPD Volunteer Program

Duties performed by our volunteers include assisting citizens with questions, working with Neighborhood Watch and the Abandoned Vehicle Abatement (A.V.A.) program, setting up radar trailers and assisting in directing traffic. They also provide school services, such as performing truancy checks for the Truancy Intervention Program for Schools (T.I.P.S.), presenting “Stranger Danger” instruction to K-3rd grades (Safety School Program), serving as panel members with School Attendance Review Board (S.A.R.B.), and assisting in the Police Activities League (P.A.L.) program. They also contribute to community events and assist with clerical duties and a myriad of other community oriented services. These include senior citizen checks with the Helping Adults with Kindness (H.A.W.K.) Program.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age or older and be a citizen of the U.S. (or have legal residency). We seek candidates that are mature, responsible, enthusiastic individuals with good communication skills and who work well in a team environment. As a department, we recognize the gift of our volunteers’ time, and would like to extend our deepest appreciation for the high quality of service they provide to our department as well as the citizens of Modesto.

For more information on the Volunteers In Police Service Program, or to become a volunteer, contact The Volunteer Coordinator at (209) 572-9500.