Volunteers in Police Services

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Volunteers assist the Pinellas Park Police Department employees in solving problems, reducing crime and the fear of crime, and improve the quality of life in the community. Volunteers form a mutual partnership with staff employees to supplement City services, freeing the paid staff to perform other necessary duties. The Volunteer Program places volunteers in programs and projects which best utilize their existing skills, talents, and interests while offering rewarding challenges.


Members of the Volunteer Program are selected from citizens of the City of Pinellas Park and surrounding communities. The program was initiated in mid 1999. Volunteers who have met the pre-appointment and training requirements serve in these areas:

  1. Directed Patrol
  2. Foundation
  3. Managerial & Administration
  4. On Call Assignments

Directed Patrol

In directed patrols using specially marked volunteer cars. The volunteers are designated as "patrol volunteers." 

Some of the patrol volunteer duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in parking law enforcement
  • Assisting the Pinellas Park Police Department in special details and events
  • Delivering equipment to traffic and crime scenes
  • Extending the presence of the Pinellas Park Police department in all areas of the city through contacts with the citizens
  • Identifying problem areas in the city.
  • Performing directed patrols for speeding complaints
  • Performing directed patrols in order to obtain data for further police action
  • Performing welfare checks of Pinellas park citizens
  • Picking up and labeling found property
  • Training of new volunteers
  • Transporting victims and witnesses