Our Volunteer Program attracts people
from all walks of life from college students to retired professionals.
When asked why they volunteer at the Winter Park Police Department
the main reasons given by the volunteers were:
- To get involved in the community
- To give something back to the community
- To help the police
- To enhance or update job skills and experience
While the Police Department strives
to keep up with the increased pace of service to the community within
budgetary constraints, it is vital to use all possible resources.
Volunteers, by the very nature of the term, want to get involved
and give something back to the community. They are as loyal to the
organization as those who are employed by it.
often perform duties just as effectively as a sworn member of
the agency. This allows more officers to be in the community
and responding to calls for service. Currently the Winter Park
Police Department utilizes volunteers in areas such as the Records
Division and fingerprinting citizens on a weekly
basis. An added responsibility we offer is running the Information
for the Police and Fire Department.
We are also exploring the
concept of volunteers writing and publishing various newsletters
on a bi-monthly
schedule, and other duties as they become available. Volunteers
with the Winter Park Police Department are utilized based on
constantly changing demands made on our work force, coupled
with a new, state-of-the-art police facility and annexations
into the city limits. Numerous possibilities are on the horizon
and together our volunteers and staff will enjoy the experience
of reaching them.
Possible duties of a volunteer
• Clerical work
• Greeting the public
• Telephone inquiries and transferring calls for service to the appropriate
• Basic data entry
• Maintaining and organizing files and records
• Operating a photocopier, printer, calculator, facsimile, typewriter,
and telephone system
Times needed for volunteers
are Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m.
and 5 p.m.
For information regarding the Volunteer
Program at the Winter Park Police Department, please contact
Officer Randall Morrissey at 407.599.3562 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, you may download
the volunteer application by clicking