Community 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 the productivity of existing sworn and civilian staff. 

Volunteers are people who perform services that are not sworn officers 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 Community Police Academy or is scheduled to complete the Community Police Academy within one year of application is eligible to become a Community 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. Apply here.


  1. Volunteers
  2. Burlington Motorist Assistance Program (BMAP)
  3. Chaplains
  4. Interns

We have listed some of the volunteer opportunities below, but these are not the only options:

Community 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 Volunteer: A 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.