Check out our volunteer opportunities


For Information on Volunteer Programs call
(214) 671-4045

The Dallas Police Department currently has several volunteer programs.  All volunteers must attend the required training course for the desired program.  Most training classes are offered at the seven substations and usually last between 2 to 12 hours, depending on the program requirements.

Our current programs are:

  • VIP-Volunteers in Patrol: This program is designed to  reduce crime by having citizens patrol their own neighborhoods and reporting any suspicious or criminal activity to the police.
  • Neighborhood Watch Programs – Community associations organized and managed at the neighborhood level to deter crime. These watch programs have a demonstrated history of reducing crime. Hundreds of neighborhood watches already exist throughout Dallas and need on-going support from the public.
  • For further information on these volunteer programs within the Southeast Operations Division area please call 214-671-1620.

  • To view other volunteer opportunities log onto In location the field type in Dallas, Texas and in the keywords field type in Dallas Police Department; then click search.