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:

CRIME ANALYSISTS

These volunteers work alongside CSPD Crime Analysts and/or Investigation Detectives  to assist in researching and collecting important criminal activity data. Must be able to perform data coding and entry into law enforcement databases, prepare analytical products using integrated computer systems, maintain proficiency with database, spreadsheet, desktop publishing, word processing, statistical, and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) software applications. Will perform crime analysis, methods, tools, and procedures to manipulate, analyze, and present data.

CSFD FIRE EXPLORERS

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 Programto 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.

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.

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.

Administrative Assistant

Would you like to enhance your professional skills? These 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.

Impound Facility Volunteer

The Impound lot would love your assistance! Assist Impound Technicians in daily functions of Police Impound Facility to include assisting technicians with administrative tasks, going in and out of building to locate cars, obtain VIN numbers or retrieve items from impounded vehicles, monitoring grounds of the Impound Facility and operating security gates.

Photographer

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.

Crime Tip Processing Technician

  1. Volunteers staff crime tip lines and forward information to appropriate law enforcement agencies at the direction of the Police Lieutenant.
  2. Volunteers also inform the Crime Stoppers Board of reward-eligible tips.
  3. Training will be provided in the call center and will focus on interviewing skills and the use of tip-processing software.
  4. 3-4 hours, any day of the week

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.

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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