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The Los Alamos Police Department is looking for citizens for a variety of tasks, as they seek to expand an existing volunteers program into new police administration areas. The department seeks to call upon citizen volunteers to help with daily non-emergency response tasks in order to allow police officers more time in the field, concentrating on police enforcement and pro-active community outreach programs or services.
LAPD is seeking volunteers to assist in three areas: fingerprinting services; data entry; and food preparation in the detention center’s kitchen for three meals a day.
In anticipation of limited budgets, LAPD is considering other ways that volunteers could assist on a more regularly scheduled and daily basis. This is more efficient than training and using the services of inmates who may be eligible for work-program status, because most inmate incarcerations at the detention center are short-term.
Those citizens wishing to apply as a volunteer at LAPD for any or all three of these areas are invited to attend an informational meeting from 5:30-6:30 p.m. March 18 at the police department.
Police Cmdr. Randy Foster will provide an overview of the tasks, hours and type of volunteer work required, discuss any necessary background checks, pass out volunteer and confidentiality-of-information forms that will need to be completed for each volunteer, and finally, outline the food server certificate process (only for those wishing to volunteer in the detention center kitchen).
Individuals who cannot attend the March 18 meeting, but who would like to sign up to serve as a volunteer, are asked to email Foster with their letter of interest at firstname.lastname@example.org.