Reason.TV video about volunteer police departments. This video focuses on Redlands, CA, but there are similar programs around the nation.
Important points about the way the Redlands program works:
- All volunteers go through the same police training program that regular police do.
- All volunteers provide their own equipment, including cars. They usually fundraise to pay for everything. No money comes from the general fund.
- The Redlands program includes a new aviation program, also funded through donations.
- More information at: www.policevolunteers.org