Menlo Park Police
Call 9-1-1 for EMERGENCIES,
or 650-325-4424
Non-Emergency 650-330-6300
Records 650-330-6310
Parking Permits 650-330-6308
Main Fax 650-327-4314
MPPD Volunteer Brochure and Interest Card
Ride Along Request Form
Citizen Corps
Volunteers of America
The Menlo Park Police Volunteers are a team of trained citizen volunteers. We assist the Police Department with non-enforcement duties and value added services that allow police employees to focus on primary job duties and crime reduction. Members do not take enforcement action, carry weapons, or make arrests.

Police volunteers will receive training in but not limited to:
  • Orientation and Organization
  • Daily Operation Functions
  • Administration Roles
  • Introduction to Law
  • Front Counter Service
  • Investigation Procedures
  • Community Events
  • Patrol Procedures
  • CPR and First Aid
Why Become a Police Volunteer?
  • To contribute to positive communications between the community and law enforcement as a team member
  • To assist in controlling, reducing, and preventing crime in Menlo Park
  • To meet new people in varied settings
  • To gain valuable work experience
  • To take pride in knowing you are part of the solution in crime reduction!
Volunteers also complete one ride-along with a Patrol Officer as part of the training program.
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Good moral character
  • Good driving record
  • No felony convictions
  • Current U.S. citizen
  • Pass background check
  • Have valid drivers license
  • Good people skills
  • Wear approved uniform (provided)
  • Attend monthly meetings
  • Volunteer at least 16 hours per month
  • Maintain a positive attitude
  • Enjoy your time
  • Present a professional appearance at all times
Interested individuals are invited to complete and turn in a Volunteer Interest Card, located on the Volunteer Brochure. You may drop-off, FAX, or mail your application to:

Menlo Park Police Department
Attn: Volunteer Coordinator
701 Laurel Street
Menlo Park, CA 94025

For more information, contact Nicole Acker at nmacker@menlopark.org or 650-330-6325
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