Who are Partners?
Men and women who help fight crime in their community by donating time to the Lodi Police Department.
Specially trained personnel working with law enforcement to help enhance the services provided.
Volunteers assisting with clerical and administrative duties.
People working with neighbors to help make the community a safer place.
Partners receive 40 hours of classroom training. All training is conducted by Lodi Police Department Staff. Topics include:
- Gangs and narcotics
- Traffic control
- Patrol skills and observation
- Public relations
- Radio communications
- Plus, ongoing monthly training
Partners patrol city streets, parks and schools. They serve as additional eyes and ears for the Lodi Police Department and provide information and assistance to the community in a variety of ways. Assignments can include:
- Patrol duties
- Handicapped parking enforcement
- Clerical assignments
- Front desk reception
- Special events
Requirements for being a partner:
- Age 50 and above
- Clear criminal history
- Valid California driver's license or I.D. card
- Able to volunteer 16 hours each month
- Purchase a uniform at a cost of approximately $100
- Pass the required background investigation
- Complete the 40 hour training academy
- Have the desire to help your community by addressing today's crime problems
To join the Partners team, call the Lodi Police Department Partners volunteer office at (209) 333-6886 or pick up an application at the Lodi Police Department 215 West Elm St.