Community Volunteer Program

Volunteers serve as extra eyes and ears for the department -- helping make Alhambra a safer place to live, work, and play. The Alhambra Police Department highly values our volunteers. We are constantly recruiting members from the community to participate in non-hazardous law enforcement services and operations. 

What are the duties of an APD Volunteer?

  • Graffiti Watch
  • Non-hazardous directed patrol assignments
  • Vacation House Checks
  • Business Watch Liaison
  • Neighborhood Watch Assistance
  • Park and School Security Watch
  • Community Relations/Crime Prevention Assistance
  • Disaster Preparedness Training and Assistance
  • Non-hazardous Field Support
  • Data Entry Assistance - Various Departments
  • Front Desk Reception
  • Leading Department Tours
  • Records Assistance


  • Be at least 21 years of age or older
  • Posses a valid California Driver's License
  • Be in good physical health
  • Have basic computer skills
  • Have no felony convictions
  • Be of good moral character
  • Ability to put in a minimum of 10 hours each month

Become an APD Volunteer

  1. Participate and graduate from our Community Academy
  2. Complete and submit the volunteer application. Applications may be picked up/turned in at the APD Records window.
  3. Successfully pass an oral interview.
  4. Successfully pass a background investigation

After being accepted into the program, you will undergo 4 to 6 months in the field training program. Volunteers are required to attend all regularly scheduled monthly meetings and training sessions.