The Corona Police Department offers a variety of volunteer opportunities and welcomes volunteers to help with a wide variety of activities. Volunteers are advised and coordinated by the Corona Police Department Personnel and Training Bureau.
The Volunteer Need
More than ever the Corona Police Department strives to maintain policing excellence. We need and seek qualified members of the community who want to give back.
Generally speaking volunteering at the Corona Police Department is divided into the following areas: Communication Specialist Volunteers (CSV’s), Volunteers in Patrol (VIP’s), General Volunteers (working inside the building in various bureaus), Police Exploring (ages 14-21), Animal Control Volunteers (see the Animal Control webpage for further) and the Chaplin programs.
Each of these great programs has their own unique responsibilities and requirements. For example, VIP’s serve as additional eyes and ears for our patrol officers while on their volunteer shifts.
Volunteers are often those who wish to give back to their community or in some cases individuals who have the goal of someday getting into law enforcement. It should be noted volunteers are “at will” and can leave at any time or be asked to leave at any time with or without reason.
Most volunteer positions have a monthly time commitment to remain in good standing. Volunteers will typically be asked to commit to 8-12 hours a month, attend monthly meetings, and work specified special events such as City of Corona parades. Volunteers should factor in the time commitment before applying.
The Corona Police Department is committed to the safety of the community. Volunteers are a direct and important representative of the department and its’ mission. Volunteers take part in a background and an interview process. This will include areas such criminal records fingerprinting, license checks and suitability for the volunteer program. Typically, arrests or convictions may bar suitability.
How to Volunteer
If you want to volunteer, please submit an application and list what area you are interested in. Please ensure you include any relevant certificates, a resume or life experiences such as military.
Applicants will likely be asked to participate in an oral interview, complete a background/fingerprinting process (no cost) and participate in an orientation.
Currently applications can be obtained at the City of Corona Human Resources website or the front counter of the police department. This process is subject to change.
Please be patient with our response to your inquires.
Occasionally we receive requests for individuals who wish to volunteer for a relatively short time period because of a college or trade program. We enjoy motivated people who want to help! Send an e mail if this is your case. The same background standards will apply but we are reasonably certain if you have a talent or desire we can likely find a place for you.
Officer ride along requests are evaluated via our watch commanders. Please contact dispatch at (951) 736-2330 to leave a message.
If you meet the basic requirements and want to volunteer, but would like to first speak with someone or one of our volunteers please contact (be sure to include a contact phone number and your full name):
Corporal Ryan Kazsuk: