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Citizen Volunteer Patrol (CVP)



CVP vols

Volunteers who serve as "Eyes and Ears for the Police Patrol Division." Volunteers selected must have the highest integrity standards.

Must pass:

Application, oral board, integrity interview, and background check
Criminal history check - NCIC/CCIC, fingerprints, drug screening, and driving record
Valid driver's license and insurance
Satisfactory completion of CVP Training Academy

Duties include: citizen radar patrol duties, high school parking lot surveillance and assistance to School Resource Officers (SRO), noise ordinance violation patrol, specific surveillance assignments, and other patrol duties as assigned. CVP attend and participate in many community events. Volunteers always patrol in teams of two.

Age requirement: all CVP members must be 21 years of age

Resident requirement: you are not required to be a Longmont resident in order to be a member of CVP

Mandatory monthly meeting: second Tuesday of each month 6:30pm-8:30pm

Time Commitment: requires a minimum of 10 volunteer hours per month, with a one-year commitment. A one-time 12 week evening class is required for all new CVP members.

Supervision: volunteers are supervised by Patrol Commander Tim Perkins. Shift logs are completed by volunteers and reviewed by the Patrol Officer Supervisor.

No law enforcement authority or power. No weapons of any kind while volunteering.


The volunteer application can be returned to the Longmont Department of Public Safety, Public Safety Outreach Manager, 225 Kimbark St., Longmont, CO 80501 (2nd Floor - Administration).

If you have questions regarding this application or the volunteer program,

please contact the Public Safety Outreach Manager at 303 - 774 - 4440.