Tucson Police Volunteers are community members who bring a wide variety of experience, education, skills, and interests to support the department and give back to the community.

Tucson Police Volunteers help build valuable, impactful relationships between the department and our diverse community. Volunteering is also a great way to explore your interest in a possible career in law enforcement.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • AdministrationTPD volunteer helps a child making a paper bag puppet
  • Clerical
  • Community Engagement
  • Communications
  • Crime Lab
  • Crime Prevention
  • Division Support
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Fingerprinting
  • Fleet
  • HR
  • Investigative Unit Support
  • IT
  • Neighborhood Services
  • Public Relations
  • Records
  • Research and Analysis
  • Role Player (at the police academy)
  • Special Events
  • Specialty Unit Support
  • Volunteer/Intern Services

Volunteer Application Process Requirements

  1. 18 years of age or older
  2. Must complete a comprehensive background check
  3. Need a valid Driver’s License or ID
  4. Fill out a Volunteer Interest Form and email TPDVolunteers@tucsonaz.gov

Role Player Volunteer Application Process

Tucson Police Role Player Volunteers act out roles in scenario-based training for Police Officer and Community Service Officer recruits.

This is a very important partnership that allows recruits to engage with TPD volunteers outdoors at a school staffing a tableand learn from community members. It also gives community members the opportunity to bring their experiences and perspective to officer training, while learning more about the department and our recruitment process.

Tucson Police Role Player Volunteers help officers develop communication and engagement skills, while they train for situations they encounter, such as:

  • Domestic violence
  • DUI traffic stop
  • Mental health crisis
  • Public nuisance
  • Shoplifting

Apply to be a Role Player

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Need a valid Driver’s License or ID
  • Basic background check

For more information, email: TPDvolunteers@tucsonaz,gov