Police department volunteers sought
The Porterville Police Department is looking for a few men and women to take part in its Volunteers In Police Service program.
As a uniformed police volunteer, one would assist the police department with a wide variety of tasks and assignments, ranging from the filing of paperwork to sobriety checkpoints, special details, parades, youth programs and the delivery of files and reports to other agencies throughout the county.
Those interested must be at least 18 years of age, enthusiastic and self-motivated with high ethical and moral standards. Volunteers must live or work in the city of Porterville and are required to volunteer a minimum of 8 hours per month.
The process to becoming a police volunteer begins with an application that can be picked up at the police department. If qualified, after a review of the application, the prospective volunteer would then be asked to take part in an oral interview, background check and fingerprinting process.
Disqualifiers into the program may be, but are not limited to the following:
Ë› Excessive traffic violations
Ë› Use of illegal drugs or narcotics
Ë› Failure to honor fiscal responsibilities
Ë› All felony/most misdemeanor convictions
Ë› Violation of the departments “Code of Ethics”
Ë› Misuse of prescription medication and alcohol
Ë› Dishonesty during any portion of the application process
Ë› Dishonorable discharge from the United States Armed Services
Ë› Any conduct that would jeopardize public trust in law enforcement or the department
Contact Volunteer Coordinator Sgt. Rick Carrillo with any questions regarding the program at 782-7408.