Volunteers are community members who are recruited from the Citizens' Police Academy and trained in various police-related duties. Volunteers function as an auxiliary unit of the Tustin Police Department, but are not armed and have no powers of arrest beyond those of any citizen.
Service to the Community
These dedicated volunteers enable the Department to focus its resources on priority tasks, thus enhancing the effectiveness and quality of service to the community. They also make it possible to undertake projects that were previously considered unfeasible due to lack of personnel resources. The volunteers are an integral part of the police family, and serve in direct support of regular staff in almost every division of the Department.
21-years of age or older
Education equivalent to high school graduation
Attend the Tustin Police Department Citizens' Academy
Minimum of 12 hours per month of volunteer time
Valid driver’s license
Current vehicle insurance
Complete a background investigation
Examples of Assignments
Field Work (vacation patrol checks, graffiti reports, abandoned vehicles, sign removal, community events)
Property and Evidence (lab deliveries, supply pick up, filing, data entry, purging of evidence, general clerical duties)
Records (scanning of files, mail delivery, front counter assistance, transcription, data entry, general clerical duties)