APARTNERS_IMG_8284The 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
  • Vacation House CHecks
  • Crime Prevention


PARTNERS receive 24 hours of classroom training, in addition to recurring monthly training. All training is conducted by Lodi Police Department staff. Topics include:

  • Gangs & Narcotics
  • Patrol Skills & Observation
  • Public Relations
  • Radio Communications
  • Traffic Control


The requirements for being a partner are:

  • Able to volunteer 12 hours each month with at least two years of commitment
  • Age 30 and above
  • Clear criminal history
  • Complete the 24-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 $250
  • 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.

Use the link in the "Application" column on the side ride of this page.  Once your application is completed, print it and drop if off at the Lodi Police Department, located at 215 West Elm Street.


215 W. Elm Street
Lodi, CA 95240

PARTNERS Phone: (209) 333-6886

PARTNERS Coordinator 

Chet Somera
Phone: (209) 333-6864