The Victim Services Unit of the Westminster Police Department consists of three full time staff advocates supervised by the Victim Services Coordinator. Volunteer advocates, also supervised by the Team Coordinator, respond to calls for service from 5:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., Monday - Friday and both day and night shifts on the weekends. Night shifts are from 5:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m. the following morning.
Victim Advocates provide support, information and referrals to victims of crime and or personal tragedy. Advocates act in an on-call capacity, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
- Work with police, fire and hospital personnel.
- Work with citizens, families and friends under extremely stressful circumstances.
- Attend monthly meeting (second Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
- Become skilled in crisis intervention
- Become knowledgeable about victimization issues.
- Become effective in using community resources.
- Gain a more extensive understanding of the criminal justice system.
- Develop interpersonal skills.
- Expanded responsibilities with increased experience and ability.
- Customer Service
- Crisis Intervention
- Child Welfare
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Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- 1 Year
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