Created: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 03:38:00 MST
Updated: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 04:43:00 MST
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- The Grand Junction Police Department is actively seeking service volunteers and victim advocates. On Wednesday, the department hosted a recruiting event to explain to interested volunteers about the programs.
Service volunteers help in data entry, mail delivery, and assisting at various scenes. Victim advocates respond to scenes with police officers to help victims of a crime. Both programs are also seeking volunteers who are bilingual to assist in language barriers for police officers.
"I’m interested in criminal psychology, so I think getting this exposure to see the operations of the police department will really help," said Interested Volunteer Michaela Wacker.
"All of the volunteers make a big difference in our department. Last year, we saved the city $261,000 by the service volunteers by filing data entry and that type of work," said Police Volunteer Services Coordinator Terri Gird.
Service volunteers can be students, however, victim advocates need to be at least 21 years of age.
How to become a G.J.P.D. Volunteer:
Obtain and submit application
Schedule an interview
Pass background check
Service volunteers: (970) 549-5130
Victim Advocates: (970) 549-5290
If you're interested in volunteering, you can pick up an application from the Grand Junction Police Department. After submitting an application you will need to schedule an interview and pass a background check.