Citizen Volunteers

Did You Know?

The Arvin Police Department has a team of community members that help with crime watch, security checks, traffic control, and much more.

Citizen Volunteer Program:

The Arvin Police Department Citizen Volunteers are a team of citizens who have an interest in contributing to law enforcement and the community. Volunteers give law enforcement officers the opportunity to reduce crime and increase law enforcement services in a variety of ways.

Volunteers are not police officers. They do not take enforcement action, carry weapons or make arrests.

Volunteers must attend a Citizens Police Academy in order to participate in the program.

The Arvin Police Department relies heavily on the dedicated men and women who volunteer for the police department.

Examples of duties of the Police Volunteers include but are not limited to:

  • Crime watch foot patrol and vehicle patrol
  • Security checks of homes and businesses
  • Records functions (courier services, fingerprinting, audits, archiving)
  • Special events (Wild Flower Festival, Christmas Parade, etc.)
  • Traffic control (at special events or emergencies)
  • Emergency call-outs (perimeter security, child care at the station)
  • Crime prevention (passing out flyers, assisting the public)

For more information, please contact the Arvin Police Department at 661-854-5583

Useful Info/Links

  • Gang Reduction Intervention Program (G.R.I.P.)
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Explorer Program
  • Crime Prevention Tips