City of Sierra Madre - Police

City of Sierra Madre - Police

General Volunteer Opportunities

  • Become a Sierra Madre Police Volunteer


    A few good men and women to become Sierra Madre Police volunteers.


    The Sierra Madre Police Volunteers are a team of trained citizen volunteers who assist Police Officers with non-enforcement duties and value added services that allow Officers to focus on crime reduction.


    • Volunteers on Patrol
    • Administrative Support
    • Patrol Support
    • Technical Services
    • Traffic Control


    • Contribute to positive communications between your community and law enforcement as a team member.
    • To assist in controlling, reducing, and preventing crime in Sierra Madre.
    • To meet new people in varied settings.
    • To gain valuable work experience.
    • To take pride in knowing you are part of the solution in crime reduction.
    • Must be 21 years of age or older
    • Good moral charachter
    • Good driving record
    • Current U.S. citizen
    • Attend monthly meetings
    • Volunteer at least 16 hours per month
    • Must complete additional application
    • Must pass a background check


  • Police Reserve Officer
  • Police Volunteer - General

Reserve Police Officer

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Reserve Police Officer

Reserve Police Officers participate in a Basic Law Enforcement Training Program approved by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.), in a non-sworn capacity. Upon completion of the training program and being sworn in, will be assigned as a Volunteer Reserve Police Officer and will be expected to work approximately 16 hours a month. The assignment is contingent upon successful completion of the P.O.S.T. certified basic academy and the review of the Police Chief. During field training, will report directly to the Department. Reserve Police Officer volunteers are subject to the rules and regulations of the Sierra Madre Police Department and the police academy attended, and may be dismissed at any time without cause and without the right of appeal.


Successfully complete a P.O.S.T. certified basic academy; learn use and care of firearms and related equipment; think and act quickly in emergencies, and judge situations and people accurately; learn, understand and interpret laws and regulations; prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports; understand, explain and apply policies and procedures; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; make clear and concise radio transmissions; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; meet established physical requirements; meet requirements contained in the California State Government Code and perform other related duties as assigned.


Education and/or Experience: Applicants must have any combination of education and/or experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance. Example combinations include graduation from high school or equivalent, with some college units desirable. 

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Mission Statement

The Mission of the Sierra Madre Police Volunteers is to support the department by providing non-enforcement services that allow sworn Officers to focus on their primary mission of Crime Prevention and enforcement of the state and city laws.

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