The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
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.
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 three 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.