Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in the CAPS Volunteer Program!

Please Note: The majority of our needs are M-F from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. 

Current Needs:

Spanish, Korean or Chinese Speaking Skills

Bilingual volunteers who are proficient in one or more of these languages are needed in a variety of roles across the police and fire departments.

Examples include: Citizen’s Academy, Chaplains, Espanol translations, Investigations and others.

Social Media

Skilled in Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr or Periscope?  Are you familiar with Canon XA10 camera set up and shoot video, Adobe Premier Pro DC 2015 video editing software, iMovie iPhone video editing app, Creating Facebook Live videos or creating slideshows in smartphone apps?

If so, we’d love for you to share your talents.

CFMH

This opportunity with our Crime Free Multi Housing Unit allows you to interact directly with officers and community members who desire safer neighborhoods.

You will be helping the department’s mission of crime prevention through community education by assisting with training, maintaining program records and case reports, scheduling programs and assisting with emails and phone calls.

VIN Verification

Under the supervision of our Community Service Officers, volunteers will provide VIN verification service to the general public, at one of our 4 police substations.

This includes: completing mandatory VIN verification training, conducting VIN verifications using Form DR2698 and ensuring paperwork is processed appropriately.

BMV in the Parks

Burglaries to Motor Vehicles is a concern to law enforcement. In teams of 2, you will greet park users and distribute brochures to help combat this trend, keep eyes out for any suspicious activity and report it to the police and provide information on how to prevent BMV’s by removing valuables from your vehicle.

Victim Advocacy Unit

Under the supervision of CSPD personnel, Volunteer Victim Advocates will provide crime victims with immediate crisis intervention, follow-up support, and information on victim rights and community resources in accordance with the Colorado Victim Rights Act.

Citizen’s Advisory Committee

Members represent their neighborhoods in serving as a conduit between the community and the local police division. They: provide feedback to the CSPD
regarding community interests and opinions, use skills to aid the CSPD staff on tasks and requests and serve as community advocates for the department.

Chaplain

Chaplains provide the Police and Fire Departments and citizens of Colorado Springs services on a regular basis; 24 hours/7 days a week. They build and maintain an attitude of cooperation and mutual respect between the departments and the citizens. Members of the Chaplaincy Corps are on-call for counseling, consultation and other forms of human crisis intervention. You must be a full-time or retired clergy, ordained and licensed or have completed Clinical Pastoral Education.

To promote the quality of life in Colorado Springs by providing police services with integrity and a spirit of excellence, in partnership with our community.
Providing the highest quality problem solving, fire and rescue service to our community since 1894
Responsible for providing mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery and coordination for large-scale emergencies and disasters, both natural and human-caused, to the citizens of Colorado Springs for the purpose of saving lives and preventing property damage.
Outstanding Achievement in a Law Enforcement Volunteer Program

International Association of Chiefs of Police

The CAPS Program was selected to receive this award for Support of Front Line Forces. The turtle on the fence post signifies service and support to others in that "it did not get there on its own."

Fisher DeBerry Award

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