Lodi Police Partners groupThe Lodi Police Department Partners Program encompasses men and women who help fight crime in their community by donating time to the Lodi Police Department by becoming specially-trained personnel working with law enforcement to help enhance the services provided. These volunteers assist with clerical and administrative duties and work with neighbors to help make the community a safer place.


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 may include:

  • Clerical assignments
  • Front desk reception
  • Handicapped parking enforcement
  • Patrol duties
  • Special events


Partners receive 40 hours of classroom training, in addition to recurring monthly training. All training is conducted by Lodi Police Department staff. Topics include:

  • Gangs and narcotics
  • Patrol skills and observation
  • Public relations
  • Radio communications
  • Traffic control


The requirements for being a partner are:

  • Able to volunteer 16 hours each month
  • Age 30 and above
  • Clear criminal history
  • Complete the 40-hour training academy
  • Have the desire to help your community by addressing today's crime problems
  • Pass the required background investigation
  • Purchase a uniform at a cost of approximately $100
  • Valid California driver's license or identification card

More Information & Applications

To join the Partners team, contact the Lodi Police Department Partners, email our volunteer office or call 209-333-6886.

You can pick up an application at the Lodi Police Department, located at 215 West Elm Street.