Are you always ready to jump in and help? Come join the Westminster Police Department as a Victim Advocate Volunteer.
Victim Advocates with the Westminster Police Department, respond to victims of crime to provide crisis intervention, support, and important information to victims of crime or personal tragedy. You will be dispatched to respond to crime scenes, the police department or hospitals to provide direct services after Law Enforcement Officers have secured the scene. Advocates act in an on-call capacity nights and weekends and each advocate works 3, 12 hour shifts a month and attend a monthly meeting for on-going training. If needed you may assists staff with weekday crime response and family accompaniment to Child Forensic Center. This is a great volunteer opportunity for those interested in giving back to the community or with an interest in Criminal Justice.
Volunteers must be empathetic and non-judgmental. Must be able to work well with members of the community and law enforcement officers, and possess strong interpersonal skills. Must have reliable transportation, proof of current automobile insurance and have a cell phone available where you can be reached. Must be willing to complete a required 40 hour training, submit to a background investigation and voice stress analyzer examination. Must have ability to handle confidential material in a professional manner. Must be willing to submit to a background investigation and a polygraph examination. Drug use (including marijuana) within the last three years will be grounds for elimination. You must be able to stand for long periods of time, respond to scenes indoor and out of doors, and respond to crime scene within 30 minutes or less. Due to the nature of this work and exposure to intense emotional circumstances, qualified volunteer will be 23 years of age or older.
Human Resources, 4800 W. 92nd Avenue, Westminster, CO 80031, US
Thank you for your interest in volunteering. The City recognizes that volunteers are a vital part of our community. The City of Westminster's Volunteer Program provides opportunities for residents and non-residents to enhance services provided to municipal government.
The City of Westminster is a full service city with fire and police protection; community development; parks, recreation and libraries plus public works & utilities.