City of Arlington

Arlington Police Department

General Volunteer Opportunities

  • Alarm Permits


    The Police Alarm Office issues alarm permits to residents and businesses.


    Details include answering phones and providing customer service regarding the City's Alarm Program; preparing outgoing mail by inserting documents in envelopes; Filing documents and pulling expired permits for storage; Operating a personal computer for purpose of light data entry and typing.


    Skills required:  Ability to interact with the public via telephone; operate a copy machine; basic typing skills (knowledge of Microsoft Office helpful).


  • Arlington Citizens Police Academy

    Take a trip through the Citizens Police Academy for an intimate hands on tour of how we police our great city.

  • Arlington Clergy Assisting Police Programs
  • Arlington Hispanic Police Association

    11 Week course conducted in Spanish designed to educate and engage the local Hispanic Community in our community policing practices.

  • C.O.P Mobile

    Be an intriquite part of community based policing by driving strategic patrols within your policing district with a Citizens Patrol city owned vehicle.

  • CID - Homicide Unit General Office Support

    The Homicide Unit needs help with data entry.  Volunteers will enter information from tips on cases into an Access database.  Requirements include attention to detail, ability to work on your own, and understanding for complete confidentiality.  Other administrative duties may be performed as needed

  • CID Robbery Survey
  • Citizens on Patrol

    Be the "Ambasador" of your neighborhood and partner with us by patrolling and reporting suspicious and criminal activity directly to your police patrol personnel.

  • Communication- Web Content
  • Communities Against Crime 5K Run

    The 23rd Annual Communities Against Crime 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk. Volunteers are needed to assist runners and citizens with questions.

  • East District C.O.P Mobile

    1- 2 Members for 2 hr shifts.

    Patrolling is based on areas of need within your district based on statistical data.

  • East District Citizens On Patrol

    Neighborhood specific patrol assignments. Background check required. 

  • East District Front Desk

    Volunteer will work at the Police Front Desk at the East police station (2001 New York Ave) along with a uniformed police officer.  The volunteer answers phone calls and greet visitors arriving at the police station.  Volunteers recieve relevant training prior to assignment.  Background check required.  

  • East District General Office


    Volunteer will perform general clerical duties including sorting, filing, scanning, copying, and shredding functions. 
    Candidates must have the ability to lift and carry up to 10 lbs.  Background check required.   

    This volunteer position will  require an interview with the Office assistant and office coordinator.

  • Emergency Response
  • Entertainment District CCTV - Cowboy Game Day

    Due to the high volume of people in the Entertainment District volunteers are being asked to assist in viewing the CCTV's for suspicious behavior.  Must be qualified to volunteer.

  • Entertainment District Sky Watch Tower

    EDTU is seeking volunteers to man the skywatch towers during the holiday season.  The location of this assisgnment will primarily be in the Lincoln Square shopping center area.  Volunteers are asked to volunteer on the dates requested but the times listed are flexible and will be worked around the volunteers schedule.  Times that are preferred are 10am to 2pm and 2pm to 6pm daily.  Background check required. 

  • General Administrative

    General Administrative functions as required by the Community Support Bureau

  • General Office Work

    Perform shredding, re-assigning mailboxes, copying officers blank reports, making calls about located property, straightening & organizing storage areas.

  • Jail - Central Administrative

    The Arlington Police Department needs volunteers in Central, who would operate the door system computers to open and close the sally port doors, along with the doors leading from the sally port into the booking area. The Central volunteers would be responsible to ensure officers are not bringing weapons into the jail. This volunteer could remove bond information from the fax machine, make copies for officers, and perform other minor tasks. This process will allow the bond clerks to focus on other tasks in their area. Volunteers are also needed to assist in Jail Work Out to build case packets. This would free up valuable time for JWO Investigators to file and process cases. Volunteers will not work on the jail floor or have any contact with inmates. They would only work in the secure central control room or the JWO office.

  • Jail Workout - Building Cases

    The Arlington Police Department needs volunteers in Jail Workout to build and edit Case Packets.  The volunteer will pull the rap sheets from the State and validate and verify all data to ensure that the informamation is all correct and up-to-date.  The packet will then be assigned to a detective to submit to the D.A.'s office.  Volunteers will not work on the jail floor or have any contact with inmates. They would only work in the secure central control room or the JWO office

  • Lay Ministry Jail
  • Management- Admin and Recruitment
  • Monitor Milestone Cameras

    Shifts are Monday through Friday beginning at 6 or 7pm for 2 to 3 hours. You will be monitoring the Milestone cameras at the North Front Desk and reporting suspicious activity to the Front Desk Officer on duty. You do not need CCTV nor Front Desk training as you will only be monitoring the cameras.

  • Municipal Office Tower

    The Arlington Police Dept provides security for the Arlington Municipal Court and other city government offices in the eight stories of the Municipal Office Tower. This volunteer will work in the main lobby during peak traffic flow times, answering questions regarding the locations of various city offices and other general city related questions. This volunteer must work well with the public, be a people person and enjoy assisting others. Interview required.

  • NORTH CID - Domestic Crimes

    General Office

  • NORTH CID - General Office

    General office duties will be performed as assigned.  Volunteer will require IT internet access, email and access to report folders. 

  • NORTH District C.O.P. Mobile

    1- 2 Members for 2 hr shifts.

    Patrolling is based on areas of need within your district based on statistical data.

  • NORTH District Citizens On Patrol

    Neighborhood specific patrol assignments Background check required. 

  • NORTH District Front Desk

    Assist officers with serving walk-in citizens and answering phone calls from citizens of Arlington.

  • NORTH General Office Work

    Perform various office work including reassigning mailboxes, rearrange storage areas, property validations, copying blank officers' reports, shredding.

  • Office of Communications-General Office

    General office duties to include filing, scanning and other duties as required.

  • PD Battery Recycling

    Collecting used batteries from the collections bins located at each district, the Training Center as well as a larger bin in the Quartermaster’s Office in the North District Building. The batteries will be transported to the City Recycling Coordinator on the second floor of City Hall. Future tasks will include expansion of the program and ensuring that all PD batteries are recycled by increasing number of collection bins, and enhancing awareness of the program by use of posters, etc.  Volunteer will use his or her own vehicle for transporting the batteries to City Hall.

  • Photography/Video Production

    The volunteer must have experience and be able to utilize video and photography equipment. The volunteer will be allowed to shoot at events hosted by the Arlington Police Department. Background check is required.

  • SID- Auto Theft Validations

    Volunteers are needed to call victims to verify personal information is correct for vehicles listed on NCIC/TCIC as stolen.

  • SID- Crimes Against Children- General

    General office work to include: making phone calls, filing, data entry.

  • SID- Crimes Against Children- Runaway

    General Office to include: making phone calls, mailing letters, data entry.

  • SID- Economic Crime Unit

    General office work to include contacting victims of financial crimes and merchants to obtain documentation of fraudulent activities.  Entering self report forms into the PD's reporting system.  Background in banking operations, credit card processing and/or check clearing a plus but not required. 

  • SkyWatch Tower - All Districts
  • SOUTH "Because We Care" BMV Report Card

    On Monday, November 26th, I will host a BMV detail from noon (1200hrs) to 2:00pm (1400hrs), and again from 4:00PM (1600hrs) to 6:00PM(1800hrs). Please meet me at the South Station no later than 1:30pm (1330hrs) for the first detail, and no later than 3:30pm (1530hrs) for the second detail. If you can not make the meeting times, but still want to participate, just reply and let me know. Also, please kindly reply to this email and let me know which shift(s) you would like to volunteer for if interested!!!!
    If you can not make Monday's details, do not fret, I will post another day for this upcoming week on Monday!

  • South District C.O.P Mobile

    1- 2 Members for 2 hr shifts.

    Patrolling is based on areas of need within your district based on statistical data.

  • South District Citizens On Patrol

    Neighborhood specific patrol assignments. Background check required. 

  • South District Front Desk
  • South District General Office Work

    General office duties at the South Police Station.

    Requires PD background check
    Volunteer will also have to complete nescassary training


    General Office, i.e filing, parsing warrant packets, prepare documents for court return, additional identified office duties.

  • Surveillance Camera

    Assist in monitoring surveillance cameras strategically placed throughout the city.

  • Traffic Unit Assistant

    Assist the traffic unit with enforcement details. This will provide an on scene experience with various subsets of the traffic unit.

  • Vice Unit Outreach Assistant

    Assist Vice Unit with outreach to potential human trafficking victims as well as other sex workers. Volunteer will make contact with victims by responding to advertisements in and other sex solicitation sites. May also be called upon to assist with other community outreach efforts like education and awareness programs as well as help with coordination of Human Trafficking Task Force activities.

  • West CID

    Volunteer will need to be available to help detectives make phone calls on a process called Validations.

    The volunteer will call victims of thefts and burglaries to verify that items stolen have not been recovered and are still missing.

    The volunteer will work with an Investigative Assistant in the West Detective area.

  • West District AIM database data entry

    AIM System: Extracted data details from employee commendations initiated by the chain of command, fellow officers or civilians to recognize outstanding performance or services will be entered into an internal APD database system (AIM). Training and access for the AIM system will be provided by APD Internal Affairs Dept. 

  • West District C.O.P. Mobile

    1- 2 Members for 2 hr shifts.

    Patrolling is based on areas of need within your district based on statistical data.

  • West District Citizens On Patrol

    Neighborhood specific patrol assignments. Background check required. 

  • West District Community Room Ambassador

    Volunteers will monitor scheduled events in the West Police Service Center Community Room and be available to act as an Ambassador and Liaison for the District.

    Volunteer must display a friendly and welcoming attitude.

  • West District Front Desk

    Assist officers with serving walk-in citizens and answering phone calls from citizens of Arlington.

  • West District General Office Work

    General office duties at the West Police Station.

    Requires PD background check
    Volunteer will also have to complete nescassary training


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Arlington Citizens Police Academy

Sessions to be held at Arlington Police Department Training Center,- 6000 W Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington, TX.

The Arlington Citizens Police Academy is for citizens of all backgrounds and occupations. This program is offered as a public service and free of charge. The CPA is a part of our ongoing efforts to develop citizen awareness and public understanding of law enforcement.

This 33-hour training program includes both classroom and “hands-on” instruction. Topics include:

  • Community Policing
  • 911 Communications
  • Internal Affairs
  • Traffic Enforcement/Radar
  • Gang Unit
  • Arlington Fire Department
  • Critical Incident
  • Personnel/Recruiting
  • Auto Theft
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Accident Investigation
  • K-9
  • Tactical Demonstration
  • County Court Offenses
  • Homicide Investigation
  • Building Searches
  • Traffic Stops
  • Neighborhood Services
  • Crime Scene
  • Death Messages

Classes then meet on Monday nights from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM for 11 weeks followed by a graduation ceremony. To graduate, applicants must attend at least 9 of the 11 classes. Therefore, prior to applying, please determine whether or not you can attend the minimum number of classes for graduation.

Graduates will not be police officers or vigilantes, but will be better-informed citizens in a position to share their experiences with friends and co-workers. Graduates may also join the Arlington Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association and continue their involvement with the police department through the association’s volunteer activities.

Register here:

For specific dates and further information, please contact us:

Officer Doug Glotfelty, Crime Prevention Unit-West District

2060 W Green Oaks Blvd Arlington TX 76013

Ph: 817-459-6072

Citizens Police Academy Class #56 – Fall 2014







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History of Policing



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Fire Department




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Internal Affairs










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Econonomic Crimes






November 10









Jail opertations










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Patrol Interdiction






December 8








Death Notifications




Critical Incidents




December 11






City Hall





                                                             City Hall              

NO CLASS ON Oct 13th Oct 27th & Nov 24th

11/3/2014 12/11/2014 3Scheduled  2No shifts available  
Arlington Hispanic Citizens Police Academy

  Classes will be held in Spanish and held at the West Training Center.   If you know someone that can benefit from these sessions please make sure to give them the attached flyer.   There is a lot of information being taught in these classes and is a wonderful way to learn more about the Arlington Police Department.



Otoño -Clase 27-Academia de Policía Para Residentes Hispanos






Septiembre 4


7:00 Bienvenida/Orientación/Alumnos

         Oficial Natalia Kuehling


8:30   Prevención del Crimen/Resolviendo         Problemas

          Oficial Natalia Kuehling




Training Center- Salón #2

Septiembre 11



7:00 Unidad de Tráfico

           Sargento Brian García    





Grupo 1


Training Center- Salón #2



Septiembre 18


7:00 Procedimientos de la Corte Municipal

       Sra. Silvia Mendoza


8:30 Pandillas

         Oficial Juan Rodriguez



Grupo 2


Training Center- Salón #2


Septiembre 25


7:00 Unidad Canina

           Oficial Bobby Muguerza 



8:30 Servicios Para el Vecindario

          Juan Santana


Grupo 3


Training Center- Salón #2


Octubre 2


7:00 Robo de Auto

         Oficial Jesse Minton


8:30 Asuntos Internos

          Sub Jefe Osbaldo Flores



Grupo 4


Training Center- Salón #2

Octubre 9


7:00 Cuerpo de Bomberos/

           Presentación Operador de  



Manny Perez





Fire Training Academy


Octubre 16


7:00 Comunicaciones del 911  


8:30      Presentación de AAHCPAA

         Maria Elena Dougherty/ Natalia Kuehling V2



Grupo 1


Training Center- Salón #2


Octubre 23


7:00  Asistencia para Victimas

         Jackeline Castillo





Grupo 2


Training Center- Salón #2

Octubre 30


7:00 Investigación de Escena de Crimen

           CSI Daniel Rhodes





Grupo 3


Training Center- Salón #2

Noviembre 6


7:00   Búsqueda de Edificios

         Oficial Natalia Kuehling


8:30 Tácticas Defensivas

         Oficial Natalia Kuehling

         Oficial Ronny McCoy



Grupo 4


Training Center- Salón #2


Noviembre 13


7:00   Operaciones Especiales/ Tácticas/

         Oficial David Martin

         Oficial Jesse Manning







Training Center- Salón #2


Noviembre 20


6:30 Graduación









City Hall, Council Chambers





Favor de notar donde se tendrá cada clase.   Las direcciones para cada edificio se listan abajo.

Fire Training Academy es localizado en 5501 Ron McAndrew Dr. (Station 14)

Training Center es localizado en 6000 W. Pioneer Pkwy, oeste de W Green Oaks Blvd.

City Hall es localizado en 101 W. Abram St.

Para más información sobre la Academia de Policía Para Residentes, llame a la Oficial Natalia Kuehling: (817) 459-5817.





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East District School Patrol     1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  


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Lay Jail Ministries     1Unscheduled  0All shifts available  

Mission Statement


Achieve a safer community by providing excellent service
and involving our community as partners
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