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Welcome to the Topeka Police Department Volunteer site!

Why Volunteer?

Law enforcement agencies struggle to meet ever-expanding community needs with limited financial resources.

Since September 11th, this problem has intensified with the need to invest additional resources in homeland security efforts. Volunteers can fill critical gaps in program support and enhance services, enabling law enforcement agencies to respond effectively to expanding enforcement and policing priorities.

While law enforcement agencies are designed and staffed to provide appropriate policing and law enforcement services to the community, there is always more to do! Volunteers allow police officers to focus on policing and enforcement, and enhance the value and effectiveness of the police department.

Being a Volunteer provides a great deal of personal satisfaction and accomplishment!

As a Volunteer, you will meet new people and work with other dedicated volunteers and Police Department personnel who take pride in what they do and how they do it.

Stand up and be counted! You can make a difference!

We are Right for You, if You Want:
  • Community Involvement
  • Flexible Hours and Training
  • Rewarding Experiences
  • Career Exploration
  • Skills Development
  • Recognition and Awards

You are Right for Us, If You:
  • Have a few hours each week or month to volunteer
  • Want to do something meaningful for your community
  • Are a responsible, law abiding citizen
  • Can pass a thorough screening process
  • Are a person of high integrity and reliability
  • Are at least 18 years of age

V.I.P. Positions

V.I.P's work in a wide variety of positions. Assignment is based on your personal preference, as well as on training provided by the department. You may participate in as many programs as you wish, and are not limited to only one assignment or section.

V.I.P.S. Patrol Unit
  • Traffic Control
  • Vacation House Checks
  • DUI Check Lanes
  • Driver’s License Check Lanes
  • Crowd Control
  • Missing Children Searches
  • Neighborhood Patrol
  • Special Assignments

V.I.P.S. Administrative
  • Clerical Duties
  • Record Keeping
  • Data Input
  • Maintaining Patrol Cars
  • Creating Databases
  • Transcription
  • Research
  • Special Assignments

How Can I Get Involved?
Topeka Police Department
320 S. Kansas Avenue, Suite 100
Topeka, Kansas 66603
Phone: 785-368-9237.

Click to fill out a volunteer application online

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