Police Department Volunteer Program

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The primary mission of the volunteers is to provide aid to the Police Department and its divisions, which include the Animal Services & Enforcement Section. Volunteers supplement existing departmental services, freeing paid employees to perform their necessary duties. Volunteers interested in volunteering for the any division of the Police Department undergo an in depth background check due to the nature of the confidential information they may be exposed to. These positions are non-enforcement in nature.

Corona Police welcomes volunteers!

Animal Services Volunteer

Volunteers may be assigned to assist with adoption support/ socialization, reception/ phone support, maintenance, clerical and/or rescue coordination. For more information, click here.

Communication Specialist Volunteer (CSV) 

These volunteers provide, operate, and maintain reliable emergency backup communications in support of the City of Corona and Western Riverside County. To be a CSV, the volunteer must be a current HAM radio operator in good standing with the FCC and possess at minimum a HAM Technician license. There is an evaluation period prior to being accepted as CSV Volunteer. Additional duties of the CSV’s are to provide communication support in the event of a natural disaster, DUI checkpoints and special events, to name a few.

General Volunteer

Volunteers may be assigned to various divisions within the department such as the detective bureau, records, personnel & training, administration, finance and the youth diversion team. Most of these assignments focus on clerical duties.  In some cases, volunteers with specialized training may be assigned to assist units such as the K-9 team, mounted enforcement team, fleet, firing range and the city camera monitoring project.

Volunteers in Patrol (ViP)

Volunteers in Patrol serve as an extra pair of eyes and ears in the field. Volunteers assigned to the field may assist with searches of lost children, traffic control, DUI checkpoints, special events and a variety of other non-enforcement duties.

Chaplain

These volunteers are ordained clergy members in good standing within their Corona based church. These volunteers are subject to call and serve as a source of support primarily for members of the Corona Police Department.

Police Explorers  

This is a volunteer program for citizens between the ages of 14 to 21. Corona Police Explorers perform a variety of community services such as: traffic control, fingerprinting children, and assist with community events and public interaction booths. Occasionally, Explorers are used to search for missing children, pass out flyers or assist in major disaster scenes. The explorer post is currently full and not accepting any applications at this time. 

Application Process:

If you want to volunteer, please submit a Volunteer Application and list what area you are interested in (For positions at Animal Services, please complete the application addendum attached to the application). Please ensure you include any relevant certificates or life experiences such as military, explorer scouts or education.

Applicants will likely be asked to participate in an oral interview, complete a detailed background process and participate in an orientation.

Currently applications can be obtained at the front counter of the Police Department and are accepted on a case-by-case basis.