The City of Long Beach thanks you for your interest in becoming a volunteer. Currently the Police Department has over 100 citizens who volunteer their time in various positions throughout the Department. Although we make every effort to accommodate requests to volunteer, we may be unable to place everyone who applies. The number of applicants sometimes exceeds the number of volunteer opportunities available.

After submitting a volunteer application, you will be interviewed by the Department Volunteer Coordinator. During the initial interview, the interviewer will discuss your reasons for volunteering. If the coordinator believes that you meet the following minimum requirements, you may be selected to move to the next phase of the application process:

  • 18 years old or older
  • Good moral character
  • No felony convictions
  • California driver's license or identification

All applicants must consent to a comprehensive background investigation, which includes fingerprinting, a motor vehicle inquiry, as well as a personal and criminal history check. After completion of the background investigation, a city volunteer identification card will be issued and with the approval of the Chief of Police, the volunteer will be placed in a position within the department.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (562) 570-5299.


We are currently not accepting applications for volunteers, please check back in January 2015.