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 the productivity of existing sworn and civilian staff. To volunteer with the department visit our Volunteer Application.
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
- Citizen Police Volunteers: A qualified citizen volunteer, who has completed the department's Citizens Academy, 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.