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Volunteer Opportunities



NOTE:  ALL OF OUR PROGRAMS ARE STRICTLY NON CONFRONTATIONAL!

For Information on Volunteer Programs call
(214) 671-3015

The Dallas Police Department currently has several volunteer programs.  All volunteers must attend the required training course for the desired program.  Most training classes are offered at the seven substations and usually last between 2 to 12 hours, depending on the program requirements.

Our current programs are:

  • VIP- Volunteers in Patrol: This program is designed to  reduce crime by having citizens patrol their own neighborhoods and reporting any suspicious or criminal activity to the police.
  • CHIPS- Citizens Helping in Parking Solutions: Citizens are trained to write parking citations for handicapped parking violations in areas such as local malls or shopping centers.
  • COPS- Citizens Offering Police Support:  This program provides an opportunity for citizens to work hand-in-hand with officers at the substation conducting various office and clerical related tasks.
  • Neighborhood Watch Programs – Community associations organized and managed at the neighborhood level to deter crime. These watch programs have a demonstrated history of reducing crime. Hundreds of neighborhood watches already exist throughout Dallas and need on-going support from the public.
  • For further information on these volunteer programs within the Southeast Operations Division area please contact Serior Corporal Sandra Obaze at 214-671-0132.

  • To view other volunteer opportunities log onto www.volunteermatch.org. In location the field type in Dallas, Texas and in the keywords field type in Dallas Police Department; then click search.