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Police Explorers helping at at traffic stop.

If you want to play a useful role in the community, one of these volunteer programs is a great place to start.

The Moreno Valley Volunteer Program has always played a key role in helping the City of Moreno Valley. Volunteers play important roles in assisting law enforcement personnel on patrols, during public events, and in the police station.

The Police Department has active and engaging volunteer programs for adults and teens. The department has come to rely on its volunteers for a wide variety of tasks that free up officers for emergency calls.

Volunteer Contact

Contact the Department to become a Police Volunteer:
Phone: 951.486.486.6908

The Moreno Valley Police department has six volunteer programs:

  • Citizen's Patrol Unit
    This unit acts as a deterrent to crime by conducting high visibility uniformed patrols in marked police units. Citizen Patrol volunteers are trained in laws of arrest, traffic control, identification of gang members, crime scene management, recognition of DUI drivers, identification of graffiti and proper radio traffic while communicating with police personnel.
  • Mounted Posse
    The Mounted Posse serves all of Riverside County. Members of the mounted posse are experienced equestrians who have direct contact with the public in a variety of functions, including community patrol, safety expos, search and rescue operations, local fairs, concerts and parades.
  • Station Volunteers
    Station volunteers assist with administrative work at the MVPD station. Some help the investigations unit with filing, tracking of offenders and putting together "mug shot" folders. Others assist Logistics with the issuing of equipment, the maintenance of vehicles and cleaning weapons. Yet other station volunteers assist the Business Office with data inputting, fingerprinting and filing.
  • Police Explorer Program
    Explorers are active in community functions and assist different units within the MVPD. Applicants must be between 14 and 20 years of age. The Explorers meet every Wednesday night at 6 pm at the Moreno Valley Police Station.
  • Anti-graffiti Patrol Unit
  • Reserve Officer Program

The department continuously accepts applications to join our these programs from City residents.

Volunteers commit to 12 hours of participation each month, including attending monthly team meetings. Interested applicants must be willing to attend a six-week course totaling 56 hours of specialized training.

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