What is CAPS?
The CAPS Program is an exciting community-wide effort that engages volunteers (18 & up) in a public safety partnership with the City’s Police and Fire Departments and the Office of Emergency Management. While volunteers have been an integral part of daily operations throughout the police department for over forty years, CAPS catapulted the program to unsurpassed levels of success and unparalleled accomplishments.
Inspired by our citizens’ desire to get involved, a vision was realized for an expanded volunteer program. The blueprint created laid the foundation for this innovative, effective and sustainable program. Officially launched in 2011, CAPS realized early on that the key to success was strategically matching a person’s strengths, skills and interests with the perfect volunteer opportunity.
Since its implementation, CAPS has achieved national award-winning recognition.
Community Advancing public safety
CAPS is a partnership effort of the Colorado Springs Police and Fire Departments and the Office of Emergency Management.
We are always looking for eager volunteers to help with our cause. Please click the button below to see all of our volunteer oppotunities
CAPS Award Recipients
The CAPS Staff loves recognizing those volunteers who go above and beyond our expectations.
Can You Believe...
Served over 852,400 hours to date
Fire and Police Chaplains devoted over 12,000 hours helping those with traumatic events
Supported emergency preparedness activities…. 1,800 hours
Helped the Financial Crimes Unit recover over $400,000.00 worth of stolen items
Issued over 1,200 citations while assigned to the Handicap Parking Services Unit
40 college students fulfilled their internships at our 3 agencies