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The Winston-Salem Police Department is creating a new Citizen Volunteer program and is soliciting citizens to participate.

The Citizen Volunteer program is a partnership with Volunteers in Police Service, a national program created in 2003, to coordinate volunteer activities and make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to emergencies.

Citizen Volunteer participants will perform clerical and administrative duties within the Police Department. By allowing Police Department employees more time to focus on public safety, volunteers will have a direct role in making Winston-Salem a better place to live, work and play.

Volunteers will also have the opportunity to build relationships within the Police Department and other city entities. Volunteering could give citizens a way to use their special skills, talents or experiences in a new environment.

Citizens interested in a volunteer position within the Winston-Salem Police Department must live, work, or attend school in Forsyth County. Additionally, applicants must have successfully completed the Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy or must declare their intention to enroll in the next available session.

All applicants will be required to complete an agency application, adhere to a confidentiality agreement, and pass a thorough background investigation and an oral interview.

Upon acceptance, volunteers will undergo additional training. Applications are available online. For more information, call Officer Jonathan Lewis, 773-7935 or send an e-mail to jlewis@wspd.org.

“Volunteers in Police Service” information and application


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