Join our PS- 417 team Today!
SafeNest is currently recruiting for our PS-417 program. PS-417 was developed by Capt. Timothy Hatchett of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department in 2017. PS stands for Project Safe. 417 is the police code for domestic violence. PS-417 Crisis Advocates are dispatched to the scene of a domestic violence call by Metro Police when an arrest has been made or there is probable cause to make an arrest. PS-417 Crisis Advocates arrive on the scene, provide a listening ear, and resources and information to those experiencing domestic violence in a non-judgmental, trauma informed manner.
Volunteers are responsible to cover the cost of their background check which must be submitted prior to attending class.
All volunteers have reliable transportation in order to arrive on the scene and a smartphone to download the dispatching application.
Volunteers commit to volunteering a minimum of 3 shifts per month (12 hours) for at least one year.
Volunteers will attend a one-day DV Academy Training Cohort, which can be either virtual or in person at 3900 Meadows lane (you will be notified in advance if the class is virtual, in-person or hybrid). Training is on Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
After the initial training, volunteers will sign up for 3 ride along shifts to train with PS-417 staff out in the field. PS-417 has shifts available 7 days a week. The shifts are: 3 am – 7am, 7am – 11am, 11am – 3pm, 3pm – 7pm, 7pm – 11pm, and 11pm – 3am.
Volunteers will train with PS-417 staff until they feel comfortable taking calls on their own which is typically after going out on scene 3 times.