Law Enforcement Volunteerism: Leveraging Resources to Enhance Public Safety

Law enforcement volunteers perform service for a department without promise, expectation, or receipt of compensation for services rendered. They include interns, chaplains, reserve officers, Explorers, and persons providing administrative support, among others. Volunteer programs are as varied and diverse as law enforcement agencies, and each program is tailored to the needs and resources of the agency and its community; there are many successful examples.