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Reno Police Department - Senior Auxiliary Volunteer Effort

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Emergency & Safety
  • Justice & Legal
  • Seniors


P.O. Box 1900455 E. Second StReno, NV 89505 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Senior Auxiliary Volunteer Effort (SAVE) to: * Assist the Reno Police Department (RPD) by taking on non-confrontational assignments that will free paid personnel for other critical duties. * Aid officers, employees, and citizens, in whatever way possible, to make Reno a safer place for all of us to live. * Represent the RPD to the public in a professional, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable manner. * Train the members of SAVE to perform their duties with a high degree of competence, confidence and integrity. * Comply, completely and enthusiastically, with rules and regulations established by the RPD.


SAVE is a volunteer organization of the Reno Police Department (RPD). SAVE volunteers relieve police officers of certain non-confrontational duties and provide an increased level of crime prevention. Candidates must be at least 50 years old and have a valid Nevada drivers license.

Volunteers receive training by Reno police officers and qualified SAVE volunteers. On initial patrols, SAVE members are accompanied by at least one experienced SAVE Training Officer. SAVE volunteers receive several types of training:

Personal instruction by a SAVE Training Officer;
Participation in seven SAVE patrols with SAVE Field Training Officers;
Familiarization with RPD's radio dispatch, by observing dispatchers;
Participating in a ride-along with a Reno police officer during a regular shift, to observe them in the performance of their duties; and
Attending classroom and field trainings given to Reno police officers;
Volunteer at least 16 hours per month. You can select mornings or afternoons and day of week (M-F).


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