The Republic Police Department is looking for civic-minded citizens who are willing to volunteer time to improve the quality of life in our community. We currently have volunteer opportunities in three areas: support, patrol and expert services. Support could include filing records, front desk and lobby area during court time. Patrol could include the neighborhood watch program, laser / radar speed surveys, language interpreters, victim advocate, juvenile matters and DWI checkpoints. Expert Services could include technical questions with equipment repair, etc.

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer must complete the Civilian Volunteer Program Application (PDF), as well as an Interest and Skills Profile (PDF), and return it to the Police Department.

Volunteer Requirements
Police Department volunteers must meet the following requirements:
  • Age 21 to 65
  • Enjoy public contact
  • In good physical condition
  • Pass a background check
  • Present a professional image
  • Willing to work at least two four-hour shifts and attend a two-hour training meeting each month
Prior to assignment, a 40-hour Training Academy is required, covering a variety of topics including:
  • CPR and First Aid
  • Crime Prevention
  • Crime Scene Protection
  • Legal Issues
  • Orientation / Organization
  • Patrol and Observation Skills
  • Radio / Communications
  • Traffic Control
As a volunteer you will learn exactly how the PD operates and why things are done in certain ways. You will receive professional training in all aspects of Police work and learn a great deal about our city and its people.