All volunteers must go through this procedure to become a volunteer with the police or fire departments.
1. Complete the application. (Same application is used for both departments.)
2. A background check will be completed on all applicants.*
3. If the applicant passes the background check, the application is sent to the Criminal Investigation Unit for a CVSA (Computer Voice Stress Analysis) appointment. This test is similar to a polygraph test.
4. Once the applicant has passed the above steps, he or she is interviewed by the Volunteer Coordinator and/or the department supervisors in the area of interest.
The process could take as long as a month from start to finish.
*Note: Volunteer positions that do not require the volunteers to work inside the buildings will only have to go through Step 2.
To request an application please contact:
Cheryl Sine, Volunteer Coordinator
West Palm Beach Police Department
600 Banyan Rd
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
officers make our community a safer place to live, work, and play.