Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

There are numerous ways in which you can get involved with the police department in a volunteer capacity. It is the policy of the Burlington Police Department to use qualified, well-trained, properly-vetted volunteers to perform specific tasks to improve efficiency and increase productivity of existing sworn and civilian staff. For more information on volunteering, click here.

Volunteer Application
Citizens Academy Application

Types of volunteers

Volunteers are people who perform services for the Burlington Police Department without promise, expectations, or receipt of payment for services rendered. This may include, but is not limited to chaplains, Police Explorers, interns, or any other person that performs a defined job, task, or service that has been approved by the Chief of Police or designee.

Any person who has completed the Citizens Police Academy or is scheduled to complete the Citizens Police Academy within one year of application is eligible to become a Citizen Police Volunteer. Applicants who do not meet the qualifications may request an exemption in writing. Requirements may be waived or modified at the discretion of the Chief of Police.
  • Explorer Scouts: A person between the ages of 14 and 20, who is a member of an established Explorer Program and performs supervised activities relating to law enforcement. For more information, contact Courtney Fowler or Rosie Ostman
  • Citizen Police Volunteers: A qualified citizen volunteer, who has completed the department's Citizens Academy, who performs specific, approved tasks for the department. For more information, contact Greg Seel
  • Victim/ Witness Assistance Citizen Volunteer:A Citizen Volunteer who has received specific training in the area of victim's assistance to include domestic violence (DV), court liaison, community outreach, and other related forms of assistance that involve victims of crimes. For more information, contact Staci Harris
  • Chaplains: An ordained pastor who volunteers their services to assist all employees of the department in matters of religious or spiritual counseling, victim assistance, and outreach into the community. For more information, contact Chaplain David Tessmann
  • College Interns: A college or university student enrolled in a qualified degree program which requires a certain number of hours in order to obtain course credits. For more information, contact Greg Seel

Contact Us:


Lt. Mark Yancey


(336) 570-6630

Volunteer/ Intern Coordinator:


Greg Seel


(336) 513-5477

Community Outreach:


Granville Simmons


(336) 570-6530

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