Thank you for your interest in the CAPS Volunteer Program!

Current Needs:


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.

We are now accepting applications for volunteer victim advocates! Applicants must be able to attend and successfully complete the CSPD Volunteer Victim Advocate Academy. The Fall 2023 Volunteer Victim Advocate Academy includes approximately 40 hours of training, with over 20 hours of additional on-the-job training following the academy.

The academy starts October 7th, and it is comprised of weekend classes (8 hours on Saturdays, and 4 hours on the first Sunday) for four weeks. Participants will be trained in victim advocacy skills including crisis intervention, community resources, and Victim Advocacy Unit (VAU) operations. Applicants must be able to commit to at least one year of service with VAU following completion of the academy and acceptance into the program.



Under the supervision of CSPD personnel, volunteers will work with current CSPD supervisors, officers assigned to designated patrol areas, and communications center personnel to monitor camera surveillance of the Colorado Springs area. Volunteer will report any event of significance to the designated contact person using both police radios and telephones for communication. Must be available nights/evenings only.

Burglary of Motor Vehicles (BMV) in the Parks Volunteers

BMV in the Parks Volunteers greet and assist residents and guests in the various parks throughout the city. These specially trained public safety advocates provide helpful information and crime prevention education to combat motor vehicle break-ins, reduce loss of valuables and assist park guests with general information while also keeping an eye out for any suspicious activity or safety hazards.


Do you have the gift of capturing life’s most precious moments on film? Our photographers work closely with staff and guests to capture photos of people, places and things through the use of creativity and technical abilities using photographic equipment and photo manipulation software. Providing memorable and historical photographs for the Colorado Springs Police Department.

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.

CAPS Volunteer Ambassadors

CAPS Volunteer Ambassadors greet and assist residents and guests in the shopping and dining districts of the downtown area or Old Colorado City. These specially trained public safety advocates provide helpful information on shopping, dining, and entertainment venues while also serving as the extra eyes and ears for public safety and our community.


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.


Do you have a background in finance and/or accounting? The CAPS Program is seeking a volunteer to work with the Colorado Springs Fire Department, Fire Explorer Program. This CAPS Volunteer will work with the Fire Explorer Program Budget. This Volunteer will work side by side with the CSFD Fire Explorer Program Manager.  This Volunteer should be familiar with Excel. The work will include tracking income and expenses for the Fire Explorer Program.

The CAPS Program is also seeking a volunteer to work with the Colorado Springs Fire Department, Fire Explorer Program to help with data entry of records and administrative assistant type tasks. This Volunteer will work side by side with the CSFD Fire Explorer Program Manager.

Administrative Assistant

Would you like to enhance your professional skills? Administrative Assistant volunteers provide general clerical support to the department/unit staff, including data entry, filing, scanning, answering phones, etc; and you will experience firsthand the operations of Colorado Springs Police Department.

Colorado Springs Police Badge
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.
Colorado Springs Fire Department Badge
Providing the highest quality problem solving, fire and rescue service to our community since 1894
Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management Badge
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.
International Association of Chiefs of Police Badge
Outstanding Achievement in a Law Enforcement Volunteer Program

International Association of Chiefs of Police

2018 DeBerry Award presented to CAPS
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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