Victoria Police Department


CET Team with Jason LaidmanThe overall goals of the VicPD Community Engagement Volunteer Program are to support the Victoria Police Department's crime prevention objectives, and to be a part of building strong community connections.  By fostering a positive relationship between the community members and the Victoria Police Department (VicPD), our volunteers help to keep our communities safe.

 

Our diverse Community Engagement Volunteer Team includes individuals of various ages and backgrounds. Some are students, office workers and retirees who are looking for a stimulating volunteer opportunity that allows them to give back to their community. Others are considering a career in law enforcement and want to gain invaluable experience.

 

 

WHY VOLUNTEER WITH THE VICPD?

 

Joining our team has many benefits, including:

  • Helping to keep your community safe and prevent crime
  • Tackling new challenges
  • Improving your communication, organizational, and team-building skills
  • Meeting interesting new people
  • Enhancing your resume

 

 

WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO I NEED TO APPLY?

 

  • Must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Must be 19 years of age or older
  • Good verbal and written skills
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment
  • Able to commit to a regular shift of minimum three hours per week
  • Able to commit to a minimum term of six months
  • Must be willing to submit to all necessary security screening, including a Police Information Check

 

 

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING?

 

The first step in the application process is to complete your application online. Once the application has been submitted, we will contact you regarding the next steps.

 

In order to  complete the online application, we recommend that you have the following items available:

  • Addresses of residence for the last 5 years
  • Drivers Licence (if applicable)
  • Drivers Abstract/ Record (If applicable, this can be requested on ICBC's website free of charge)
  • One piece of photo ID
  • Permanent Resident Card (if applicable)

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Crime Watch Team

Crime Watch Team

 

Working in the community our Crime Watch volunteers help to make our neighborhoods safer through programs such as Speed Watch, Cell Watch and auto crime prevention initiatives. Crime Watch focuses crime prevention and enhanced public safety though direct community education and awareness building.

 

  • Lock Out Auto Crime: Volunteers check parked vehicles to ensure that they are locked and no valuables are in sight. A Crime Prevention Notice, noting the results of the audit, is left on the windshield.
  • Speed Watch: Using an electronic Speed Reader Board, volunteers monitor vehicle traffic in high crash intersections, residential, school and park areas and record the number of vehicles obeying speed limits and provide reports.
  • Cell Watch: Cell Watch focuses on reducing distracted driving. Volunteers monitor vehicle drivers for use of electronic devices. Drivers using an electronic device are sent a warning letter.
  • Patrol: Volunteers patrol the community in a marked volunteer vehicle, on foot, or in pairs on bicycles helping to keep people safe and prevent crime. Bike Patrol generally operates during the spring and summer months.

Front Desk Team

 

Working alongside the Front Desk Officer at the department headquarters, Front Desk Volunteers are the first point of contact for all visitors at the Victoria Police Department. These versatile and customer service oriented volunteers provide assistance to the public, answering general inquiries and supporting the Front Desk Officer as required.

 

Community Event Team

The Community Event Team consists of high energy volunteers who are interested in fostering positive interactions between citizens and the Victoria Police Department. These volunteers attend local community events and connect with residents while sharing crime prevention information.

Photography

In this newly created program for the department, our photography Volunteers will help us to make sure we capture the impact that our VicPD volunteers have in the community, finding those valuable moments on camera which we can share in our marketing, community and in the department. Hours are variable dependent on the events or activities scheduled. Photography skills are a must. You will provide your own camera.

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