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The Long Beach Police Department places a high value on our volunteers. I am proud of the caring men, women and young people who are involved in our Volunteer Police Partner Programs. Volunteer involvement has resulted in making Long Beach a better place to live, visit and do business. Police volunteerism also breaks down barriers and builds relationships between Police Department employees and the community. I hope you will consider joining our team.


Civilian Volunteer Program
The Long Beach Police Department has over 100 citizens who volunteer their time in various positions throughout the department.


Internship Program

The Long Beach Police Department offers undergrad and graduate level unpaid internship.


Senior Police Partners

Volunteers, age 50 and older, lend a helping hand to members of the senior community.


Mounted Police
Citizens with a passion for equestrian activities represent the Long Beach Police Department by displaying their beautiful Palomino horses at events like the Pasadena Rose Parade.


Community Police Academy
The goal of the Community Academy is to strengthen the relationship between the citizens of Long Beach and their Police Department. Long Beach Police Officers and Detectives present topics related to the field of law enforcement. This program is on hold at the present time. Please check back for future opportunities.

Police Chief's Advisory Groups

The Chief of Police meets with different groups representing the diversity of Long Beach. The Academic, Asian/Pacific Islander, African-American, Chaplains, Employee, Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transgender, Latino, Media, Medical, Mental Health, Neighborhood Watch, Senior, Women and Youth Advisory Groups provide insight and help the Police Department better serve the entire community. In return, these groups conduct crime prevention forums and help with community outreach efforts.