Public Safety Volunteers

Do you have the time to give back to your community through volunteer work? Periodically, the Arvada Police Department requires assistance from Arvada residents to help with administrative functions and other day-to-day operations to better utilize police personnel. If you would like to have your name added to a volunteer roster for future contact, please call the Arvada Police Department at 720-898-6650.

The police department currently utilizes volunteers in the following areas:

  • Records
  • Tours of Department
  • Citizen's Police Academy Arvada Alumni
  • Assistance to Impact Team
  • Assistance to the Traffic Unit and Trouble Traffic Task Force
  • Teaching Crime Prevention in Elementary Schools
  • Assistance to Criminal Investigative Bureau
  • Assistance to Administrative Bureau

The City of Arvada does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation.

Submit a Volunteer Application online. Please note, police volunteers are asked to participate in and graduate from the Citizen Police Academy.

Victim Outreach, Inc.

Victim Outreach, Inc. (VOI) volunteer advocates are called by police to respond on-scene overnight or on weekends. They provide emotional support during a crisis, share information and resources, and are a crucial first step to victims starting on a path of healing and recovery.

Volunteer advocates will be provided with in-depth and ongoing training in dynamics of victimization and will gain direct experience in providing support to people in need. They will also gain knowledge about law enforcement and the criminal justice system. Participation will enhance community responsiveness to victims of crime.


  • Provide advocacy and crisis counseling for victims of crime
  • Assess immediate victim needs and provide referrals
  • Act as a liaison between victims and the criminal justice system
  • Ensure that victims are aware of their rights under the Colorado Crime Victims` Compensation Act and the Colorado Constitution, and assist in applying for appropriate funds
  • Provide victims with information about court proceedings
  • Complete necessary reports documenting services rendered and activities performed
  • Represent law enforcement agencies and VOI in a positive and professional manner when contacting victims or citizens
  • Be available for 4-6 pager shifts/per month (minimum 4 first pager shifts)
  • Attend monthly volunteer meetings/in-services
  • Participate in a ride-along with an officer a minimum of once every 4 months


  • Must submit to a background check
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Complete the initial 40-hour training
  • One year commitment to the program (college internships will be considered)
  • Reliable transportation
  • Be available to arrive on-scene within 20 minutes
  • Must have an open and non-judgmental attitude toward victims and survivors
  • The ability to communicate well, use common sense, and respond quickly are essential qualifications

For more information, please call VOI at 303-202-2196, or email [email protected]