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Who can join C.O.P.S.?

C.O.P.S. is open to anyone with a willingness to get involved and the desire to make a difference in their community.  As a C.O.P.S. volunteer, you will become involved with behind the scene efforts of law enforcement.  You will enjoy the camaraderie, the sense of belonging and the feeling of pride that comes with being a part of something worthwhile.
 

  • Age- Must be at least 18 years of age.

How do I become a Volunteer?

Step One:
 

Download an application from this website, complete the application and submit it to the address shown on the application. (An application can also be mailed to you)


You can download an application form, fill it in, and submit it to the address shown on the form.  Click here to download the application form

These Areas will be investigated prior to employment with the C.O.P.S

  • Criminal History
  • Drug History
  • Driving History
  • Work History/ Experience

Step Two:


To ensure volunteers meet the high standards of the C.O.P.S. Volunteer Program and the Phoenix Police Department, we ask all candidates to:


  • Complete a comprehensive questionnaire and application kit
  • Attend a screening interview with a Police background investigator
  • Pass a background check
  • Pass a polygraph test
  • Pass a controlled substance screening

There are additional requirements for a University volunteer Intern.  Please contact the C.O.P.S. Volunteer coordinator for additional information.

C.O.P.S. Application Download 

 

Where do COPS volunteers serve?

 

Traffic
• Motorist Assist Program (MAP)
• Accessibility Compliance Enforcement (ACE)
Investigations
• Counter Terrorism
• Cold-Case Homicide
• Missing Persons
• Sex Crimes
• Property Crimes
• Crime Free Multi-Housing
• Phoenix Neighborhood Patrol
• Document Crimes
• Gang Unit
• Ballistics
• Child Crimes
• Crisis Outreach Volunteers (COV)
• TEAM 601 : Missing Person Search
Administrative

• Silent Witness
• Code Enforcement
• Information Technologies
• Front Desk Aide
• COPS administrative Assistant
• Precinct Desk Aide
• Firearms Detail
• Air Unit
• Crime Analysis And Research (CARU)
• Central Booking
• Property Management Bureau
• Phoenix Police Explorers
Laboratory
• Crime Scene Response Unit (CSRU)
• Crime lab


You can download an application form, fill it in, and submit it to the address shown on the form.  Click here to download the application form

COPS Volunteer Steering Committee

COPS Volunteer Steering Committee