Police Volunteers and Explorers
The Redmond Police Department recruits volunteers who want to be involved and make a difference in our community. Applicants are assigned based on their abilities and department needs. Some of our current assignments include:
- Crime Prevention Assistant
- Home Safety Assessment Team
- Public Affairs Assistant
- Outreach Patrol
- Special Events
- Speed Watch Trailer Deployment
Because our department handles sensitive information and is held to high standards by the public, we take great care before accepting candidates. Our application and screening process takes several weeks and includes a series of interviews, reference checks, and a rigorous background investigation.
Currently, we are accepting volunteer applications. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Aggie Dennehy at firstname.lastname@example.org Opens in New Window with any questions.
Our Explorer Post consists of a group of youth volunteers, ages 14 to 21, who are interested in the field of law enforcement. There is no residency requirement and current members hail from throughout King County. Some explorers may aspire to become police officers while others are merely interested in learning about the profession while gathering community service hours.
Our Explorers work city events such as Derby Days and Redmond Lights, assist the department with large crime scenes by conducting evidence searches and controlling scene perimeters and go on ride-alongs with patrol officers.
The application process requires candidates to complete a written application and pass an interview. A thorough background check is conducted in which references and criminal history are evaluated. Explorers are required to have a minimum 2.0 grade point average, clean criminal history and be willing to commit to one year of volunteering.
Each Explorer commits to at least four hours of community service a month, fulfilled by attending meetings on the first and third Tuesday of the month. Meetings are held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Redmond Police Department. Individuals interested are welcome to observe a meeting, but must contact the Explorer Advisor prior to doing so. You can view a "Thank You" video from our Explorer Post to the Redmond Community.