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.

You can pick up an application 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