SENIOR POLICE PARTNERS
The Senior Police Partners (SPPs) are a motivated group of seniors who are dedicated to making a difference in their community. The Senior Police Partners program meets the needs of both, the senior citizen community and the Police Department. Each year, SPPs donate over 5,000 hours and help hundreds of senior citizens throughout Long Beach. They are trained volunteers who offer peer support advice and assistance to fellow senior citizens who are referred to them.
The SPPs are trained to assist fellow seniors in the area of crime prevention and resource referrals. Additionally, they are trained to recognize situations where the senior could benefit from outside assistance from any of several senior-related resource providers. There are many public and private agencies who provide services to senior citizens, some of which are offered at no charge. The Senior Police Partners guide the seniors through the sometimes-overwhelming process of getting back on track to a healthy and fulfilling life. In addition, the SPPs provide crime prevention education to the general public and help make Long Beach a better place.
Senior Police Partners Duties:
- Crime Victim Assistance
- DUI Checkpoint Assistance
- Peer Support and Resource Referral
- Vacation Checks
- Graffiti Reporting
- Limited Safety Patrol
- Education and Awareness Programs
- Handicap Parking Citations
- Special Events Assistance
Requirements To Apply:
- Be at Least 50 Years of Age
- Have No Felony Convictions
- Be in Good Physical Health
- Be of Good Moral Character
- Ability to Volunteer at Least 20 Hours per Month
- Valid California Drivers License and Vehicle Insurance
For Additional Information Or To Apply:
Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Tom Leary to request additional information at LBPDVolunteer@longbeach.gov.