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Volunteer Opportunities

Police Department

Are you interested in volunteering in an organization promoting public safety in the community? The Prince William County Police Department is seeking qualified volunteer applicants.
Prince William County, Virginia, is a growing, diverse and dynamic community located within easy commuting distance from Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia.
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Of good character beyond reproach
  • Willing to submit to a limited or full background investigation to include a polygraph examination. (Please note that some volunteer positions do not require a polygraph examination.)
  • Willing to volunteer a minimum of eight (8) hours a month, or 96 hours per year.
Following are duties that our volunteers may conduct:
​Assisting with traffic control at public or special events

​Roadside assistance (assist vehicle owners with proper placement of flares or traffic cones, or requesting a tow truck, etc.)

​SMART, traffic cone, ALPR, camera, and other trailer deployment​Relaying equipment and documents (flares, traffic cones, warrants, crime-scene equipment, mail, etc.)
​Administrative duties​Crime analysis
​Crime prevention

​Staffing at Police informational booths

​Scribe duties during instances requiring the Incident Command System (ICS)​Support services during events such as natural disasters, snow storms, floods, missing-persons searches, etc.
​Language interpretation assistance​Role-playing during training scenarios at the Criminal Justice Academy
​Participation in search-and-rescue operations​Relaying vehicles for fleet operations
​Assisting with conducting security surveys​Photography at Department functions
​Conducting child safety-seat inspections​Supplementing the Telephone Reporting Unit, and assisting station desk officers and staff
​Assist the Criminal Investigations Division where needed​Other duties as assigned in support of the Department's mission, goals and objectives


For an application please print out a Police Volunteer application, or call 703-792-6580 if you do not have access to a printer. 

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