Volunteers In Policing (VIP)

We are currently accepting applications for volunteers to assist with some of our special programs and events. If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer in Policing (VIP), call or stop by the Police Department to pick up an application. Volunteers donate their time and skills to assist the department in better serving the community in which they live. By choosing to volunteer with the police department, you are making a difference in our community. The program utilizes volunteers with a variety of skills and talents, and is designed to be beneficial to all involved.

DPD Volunteer Positions


Assist with community events.
Clerical work.
Decoys in compliance checks.
Detail and maintain department vehicles.
Fingerprinting kids at community events.
Firearms range maintenance.
Role-play in scenario-based training.
Take sealed evidence to-be-destroyed to Brooks Burner.
Transport sealed evidence to and from the state crime lab.
Transporting police cars to and from City shops.
Volunteering at the dog pound (Must be 18 yrs of age or older).

Minimum Requirements for Dallas Police Department Volunteers:


Volunteers must be able to commit to 8 hours per month for a minimum of six months.
Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age.
Volunteers must be able to successfully complete a background check.
Volunteers must support the Dallas Police Department and comply with.
Confidentiality requirements and department policies and procedures.

Steps to become a volunteer with the Dallas Police Department:


Submit a Volunteer Application (click here to download).
Successfully complete a background check.
Attend an interview with the Community Service Officer.
Attend a volunteer orientation and required trainings.

If you would like more information on Dallas Police Department’s volunteer program or if you have any questions, please contact Carlotta Hall at 503.831.3516.