Volunteer Police Departments

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