Volunteers in Policing (VIPs)

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The Prescott Valley Police Department continually seeks qualified citizens to join our department as we strive to serve our community. As a volunteer, you will receive valuable training and insight concerning the functions of our police department and the criminal justice system.

To apply, please fill out the Police Internship application.

Volunteer Benefits

We recognize our department would be unable to provide some of our enhanced support services if it were not for our volunteers. In addition, volunteers assist officers and civilian staff by allowing them to concentrate on their assigned tasks, thus contributing toward making Prescott Valley a safer place to live and work. In exchange, volunteers benefit by providing a civic service while allowing them to:

  • Learn new job skills.
  • Draw upon and share past experiences and skills.
  • Add to a resume as a job reference.
  • Be a part of a Community-Based Policing Team.

Becoming a volunteer with the Prescott Valley Police Department is very similar to applying for a job - it requires completion of an application, an oral interview, and a background check. The background check includes fingerprinting and a criminal history inquiry. Here are some of opportunities we have available:

  • Administrative Aide (office support, shuttling equipment, etc.)
  • Animal Services Aide
  • Citizen Police Patrol/Motorist Assistance
  • Investigative Aide
  • Range Assistant
  • Records Aide

Volunteer Opportunities

Below are the available areas for volunteering.

Animal Services Unit

Assist in our Animal Control Unit. VIPs in this area would help our Animal Services Officers by:

  • Assisting with pet licensing, report writing and Nuisance Animal Packet mailing and processing
  • Completing paperwork
  • Transporting animals to our station kennels and also to the Humane Society
  • Working in the field responding to some of our Animal Control calls for service

This assignment is needed for any hours you can provide, 7 days a week, primarily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Customer Service / Records

Records Unit assisting with answering phone lines, window service, clerical, filing, and other customer service. This assignment is needed for any hours you can provide Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

CIS and Patrol

Criminal Investigations Unit primarily to assist our detectives with clerical and support services in the office. Duties could include:

  • Call-back assignments
  • Clerical work
  • Computer work
  • Evidence processing
  • Organizing reports for prosecution or criminal complaints
  • Transcription of reports


Assist officers on the street in a variety of assignments. These assignments are available for any hours you can provide Monday through Friday, primarily from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and also evening and weekend hours.

To apply, please visit the Volunteer Opportunities page. Please note that all applications must be completed via our online portal.