What is a GPD volunteer?
A Greensboro Police Department volunteer is someone who is interested in performing services for the department without promise, expectation, or receipt of compensation for services rendered. Volunteers are a vital part of our police department. They help the department and the community, which gives them the satisfaction of helping others.
What are the GPD volunteer requirements?
Opportunities for volunteers are provided without regard to religion, creed, race, national origin, age, sex or disability. All volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Each volunteer must complete an application, driver's history check, criminal history check, and an interview. These steps are taken to ensure that our volunteers adhere to the high standards set by our police department.
What kind of experience does a GPD volunteer need?
There is no experience required, other than a love for serving others.
What kind of time commitment is required by a GPD volunteer?
You can volunteer with GPD as much or as little as your schedule permits. We have opportunities for long-term commitments, short-term projects, and occasional events.
Each year, we recognize one of our outstanding volunteers. In 2017, we honor Tremale Cogdell for his dedication to GPD's community outreach programs.
If the chance to be a GPD volunteer interests you,
please complete and send or bring this application to:
Office of Community Engagement
100 Police Plaza
Greensboro, NC 27401
Our OpportunitiesPhotograph Special Events
Are you a professional photographer interested in volunteering? You could take photographs of GPD interaction within the community.
Serve in Specialized Departments
Do you have specialized training and/or experience? You could volunteer in that area, such as legal research, analyzing crime data, graphic design or history.
Serve as Chaplain
Are you an ordained clergy from within the community? You could support GPD in situations involving death, serious injury, suicide and domestic violence.
Serve as Interpreter
Are you are fluent in any foreign languages? You could assist with community meetings, crime prevention education, and any other language needs.
Assist with Community Outreach Events
These include but are not limited to Police Memorial Week (every May), National Night Out (first Tuesday of every August), Operation PASS (a back-to-school event), or Operation Yuletide (November to December every year). You could help plan, coordinate and organize the events.
Provide Administrative Services
These include answering phones, filing, assisting with mail and inventory, staffing posts at parades and special events, website content review.
Serve as Community Watch Advocate
Assist with passing out information kits, community dog walks, and other similar activities.
Assist with "Walk and Talk"
Assist police officers in helping to build stronger bonds with communities as part of the Neighborhood Oriented Policing initiative.