Volunteer Program

Are you an honest and dependable person looking for a rewarding way to spend a few hours per week? Would you like to make a difference in your community? If so, you may be a great candidate for the Cloverdale Police Department Volunteer Program.

Volunteers provide a key role in helping the Police Department provide a high level of service to the community. Volunteers allow the Police Department to undertake programs and projects that were previously not feasible because of a lack of available resources and staff.

​Cloverdale Police Volunteers perform a wide variety of functions including but not limited to:

​    Parking Enforcement
​    Provide traffic control
​    Work with Evidence and Records Divisions
​    Deliver documents and evidence
​    Staff special events
​    Conduct vacation checks
​    Support services

​Cloverdale Police Department Volunteers are civilians who serve as extra “eyes, ears, and helping hands” for the Police Department. They do not engage in contacting, detaining, or arresting suspicious persons or criminals. Volunteers are not sworn police officers, have no powers of arrest beyond those of any private person, and do not carry weapons.

​To become a Cloverdale Police Department Volunteer, you must: 

​    Complete a City of Cloverdale Application 
​    Participate in a Command Staff interview
​    Be at least 18 years of age
​    Possess a high school diploma or possess a GED
​    Possess a valid California driver’s license, with a satisfactory driving record
​    Be a US Citizen
​    Be able to pass a background investigation

​For information on available positions, please contact Lieutenant Chris Parker by email at cparker@ci.cloverdale.ca.us or at (707) 894-1744 or Chief Jason Ferguson by email at jferguson@ci.cloverdale.ca.us or at (707) 894-1736.