The Police Department is currently accepting new Volunteer Applications.
The Clearwater Police Department is looking for civic-minded citizens who are willing to volunteer their time to improve the quality of life in their community. We currently have volunteer opportunities in three areas: (1) General Administration, (2) Patrol, and the (3) Crime Analysis Unit (CAU-computer based).
To be a Clearwater Police Volunteer, you must be at least 21 years of age, a high school graduate (or G.E.D.), have no criminal history, successfully complete the provided training, and be willing to volunteer a minimum of 4 hours per week, to include weekends and holidays. A patrol volunteer must also possess a valid Florida driver’s license and a good driving history.
General Administration volunteers assist inside the police station with many administrative tasks, such as filing, copying, supply distribution, shredding, training of other volunteers, and overall, working in a variety of office-type settings..
Patrol includes wearing a uniform and driving marked pick-up trucks within the city limits, assisting the public, checking for safety hazards, reporting suspicious vehicles or persons, code violations, minor traffic crashes (non-injury/parking lots); reporting road obstructions, working special events (concerts), traffic direction and conducting welfare checks. Sometimes, these volunteers will also patrol city parks and sections of the Pinellas Trail on assigned ATVs which may also include the specialized Beach Patrol, which performs many of the same duties and responsibilities on Clearwater Beach and Sand Key.
Crime Analysis Unit (CAU) involves computer (data) inputting in a controlled setting. This unit offers challenges to volunteers who enjoy interfacing with technology and an indoor type working environment with like-minded people.
When applying to be CPD volunteer, individuals may request to affiliate with one of the three aforementioned areas, however, final assignment will be made by the CPD Volunteer Coordinator and may be changed over time.
To apply for a volunteer position, download, complete and sign
the Volunteer Application. Mail to: Volunteer Coordinator, Clearwater Police Department, 645 Pierce St., Clearwater, FL 33756.
For information about volunteering, please call (727) 562-4178.