Volunteers in Police Service

The members of the Erie Police Department are dedicated to work with the community to prevent crime and disorder, while improving the safety and quality of life for all. Our police department works in partnership with our community where together we creatively and effectively identify and resolve community concerns.

This collaborative partnership ensures that we share responsibility in maintaining a safe community. We provide our community with a well-trained workforce by recruiting, hiring, and training individuals who bring a variety of life experiences, perspectives, and skills to the job. Members of our organization are committed to leadership, unity, and excellence.

Why a Volunteer Program?

The volunteer program in the police department enhances customer service and community outreach. The police department's volunteer program helps improve quality of life in Erie by enhancing the rapport between the police department and citizens, bringing innovation and advocacy, and providing opportunities for citizens to participate and learn about the police department and local government.

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering can assist with training and career experience for obtaining a new job or changing careers. The volunteer program can also aid in citizen creativity, networking, and involvement in challenging activities. Volunteers can share new ideas and bring forth many skills and talents. Satisfaction can also be gained in knowing that a difference is being made in self and community improvement. In essence, volunteering gives people a sense of contribution to their community.

Volunteer Positions

  • Assist with administrative duties
  • Assist Patrol Officers during large Town events and sports games
  • Ride-along with the officers
  • Assist in the Citizen Police Academy
  • Community outreach efforts:
    • National Night Out
    • Halloween Safety Stop
    • And more
  • Be actively involved with the Neighborhood Watch Program
  • Be a Community Member in the Restorative Justice Program

Apply Now

Complete the Volunteer Application (PDF) to apply for a volunteer position with the Erie Police Department. You must be a resident of Erie. The completed application can be emailed, faxed to 303-926-2805, or mailed to:
P.O. Box 510
Erie, CO 80516

VIPS Podcast

The Volunteers in Police Services debuted their first podcast-like video last week that featured School Resource Officer Stephen Williams. The volunteers aim to have monthly candid conversations with the Erie Police Department about the issues affecting the community. For more, follow their YouTube channel, ‘Behind the Blue’.