We are currently accepting applications for our new volunteer program. We are seeking several volunteers to help us start and develop our new program. Applications will be due by February 20, 2012. Contact Sgt. Gwen Carrell with questions. I am currently working graveyard and I will return your phone calls early in the morning. An application form can be found at the bottom of the web page.
OUR MISSION IS TO ENHANCE THE DELIVERY OF POLICE SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY AND SUPPORT PUBLIC SAFETY FOR THE CITIZENS OF CHEHALIS IN A COMPETENT AND PROFESSIONAL MANNER WITH INTEGRITY, RESPECT, AND FAIRNESS.
Volunteer Job Description
Administration Emergency Management Preparedness: Volunteers will update manuals, and train department volunteers and members of the community in emergency and natural disaster procedures.
Mail Run: Volunteer will process the police department's mail and transport to/from the Post Office and other City departments.
Grant Writing: Volunteer will assist administration in research, developing and writing grants for various divisions within the police department.
Community Outreach: Volunteers will provide scheduled tours of the department.
Special Projects: Volunteers assist with special departmental projects sponsored by the police department. Records Bureau
Fingerprinting: Volunteer may be asked to assist with non-criminal fingerprinting for the department at designated times.
Warrant Follow-up: Volunteer will attempt to locate and make telephone contact with responsible parties with outstanding warrants in an effort to clear the warrant.
Records Receptionist: Volunteer may be asked to assist records personnel in answering phones, assisting the public at front counter, maintaining press book, processing parking cites, shredding, filing and copying reports.
Traffic Bureau Radar Trailer: Volunteer will transport the Radar Trailer to various locations in the city.
Traffic Surveys: Conduct traffic surveys and speed estimates in areas that have generated complaints from residents or other related activities.
Vehicle Maintenance: Volunteer will transport police vehicles on a regular basis for repair, to the city shop, the radio equipment repair shop and various other locations.
Patrol: Volunteer will patrol neighborhoods in designated vehicles for the purpose of vacation checks, graffiti watch, handicapped parking enforcement, and reporting any suspicious activity to dispatch and assisting in traffic control or other duties as advised by the on duty sergeant or supervisor.
Traffic Control: Motorist Assist volunteers may be called upon to assist at vehicular accident scenes, perform traffic control, or carry out other assigned duties as requested by the duty supervisor.
Detective Bureau Investigations Assistant: Volunteer may be asked to assist Detectives in various duties such as filing, answering phones, victim letters, monthly statistics, transcribing, and transporting items.
Sex Offender Notification: Assist with community notifications of sex offenders.
Volunteer Coordinator Assistant: Volunteer will assist the Volunteer Coordinator in developing and maintaining the program, assignment scheduling, oversee meetings, collecting data and other general office duties.
Fundraiser: Volunteer will develop, coordinate and plan fund raising events within the community to benefit the volunteer program and other Crime Prevention programs.
Crime Prevention Graffiti Cleanup Program.: Volunteers will coordinate graffiti clean-up duty, distribute paint/remover and equipment to volunteers and preparing monthly statistics on graffiti calls and removal.
Business Contact List Updates: Volunteer will assist in maintaining up-to-date local business employee information.
Neighborhood Watch Program: Volunteer will assist in conducting Neighborhood Watch meetings, follow-up with home security inspections, and assist Neighborhood Watch leaders in maintaining the program.
Neighborhood Action: Volunteers contact residents of neighborhood associations to provide assistance with community mobilization and community projects.
Senior Citizen Emergency Watch: Volunteers will make regular contact with participating senior citizens to see if they are in need of any special assistance.
Business Watch Program: Volunteers will contact businesses and provide crime prevention support and training as requested.
Newsletter Editor: Volunteer will create, publish, edit and word process a newsletter for members of the community.
Department Website: Volunteers will help maintain and update the department’s website on a regular basis.
Special Events: Volunteer will assist with manning a Crime Prevention Booth, distributing Crime Prevention materials, such as; balloons and junior police badges; taking photos and assisting the public at special events.
Vacation House Watch: Provide vacation house checks to residents of Chehalis.
Victim Services: Volunteers works with staff to assist with contacting crime victims to gather data and provide services to victims of crime.