Park Police Volunteer Training Academy


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Various ParksMontgomery CountySilver Spring, MD 20901


Help keep Montgomery Parks safe by providing additional eyes and ears for the Park Police.

Volunteers are trained in non-enforcement police duties that include foot, vehicle, horse or bike patrol; traffic control; parking; community events; and outreach programs.

Park Police Volunteers MUST ATTEND ALL SIX sessions of the Volunteer Training Academy and complete a flexible schedule field training program.

Once trained, volunteers are asked to serve at least 60 hours per year which include a monthly meeting. 20 of the 60 hours must be served via patrol details.

Deadline for applications for the April Academy is February 15, 2018.


  • Disaster Response
  • Law Enforcement
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • First Aid / CPR
  • Environmental Education

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 60 hours per year
  • 6 sessions of training academy, beg. in April, pass background screening

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