The Phoenix Police Department offers the COPS program so that citizen volunteers or college interns can support the department from within in a non-enforcement capacity.
COPS has volunteer assignments in several specialty details in four different categories:
- Crime Lab
While some COPS Volunteers donate up to 40 hours per week, the minimum requirement is 4 hours each month/ 12 per quarter to support the department.
See the steps below to be selected for the COPS program:
- Submit your request to be a volunteer to CopsVolunteers.email@example.com. If you are requesting an internship, you will also need to include your resume along with a minimum 250 word essay explaining why you would like to do an internship with the Phoenix Police Department.
- The COPS coordinator will schedule an interview with qualified applicants.
- If/when a position is available, Employment Services will send the applicant a link to the online application to be completed.
- Once your application has been submitted, you will be assigned a background investigator and scheduled for a potential 2nd interview at Police Headquarters.
- Drug screen
The approval process can take an average of three months to complete.
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