Police Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteer Coordinator:


The mission of the Olathe Police Department Volunteers is to support members in providing police service and to promote community partnership.


  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must be a United States Citizen
  • Possess a valid Kansas state driver’s license with no more than one moving violation in the preceding 12 months and no more than two in the preceding 24 months.
  • Complete a Olathe Police Department Volunteer Application Form
  • Complete a City of Olathe Volunteer Application
  • Sign Confidentiality Statements and a Waiver for Background Checks.
  • Successful completion of a background and character reference check.
  • Successful completion of an oral board interview.
  • Successful completion of a polygraph examination.
  • Submit two Applicant Fingerprint cards completed by the Police Department
  • Have available legally insured transportation and be willing to use it in the scope of assigned duties in the absence of city provided vehicles. Provide a copy of current vehicle insurance.

In addition, the position of volunteer will require whatever qualifications are necessary and desired to perform the specific duties as determined by the Crime Prevention Unit Supervisor. Upon careful evaluation of the applicant, selection is at the discretion of the Community Policing Unit Supervisory Staff, with final approval from the Chief of Police.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Neighborhood Watch Assistance
  • Records Unit Assistance
  • Animal Shelter Assistance
  • Operation Lifeline
  • Patrol/Parking Control Assistance
  • Property Unit Assistance
  • Bicycle Patrol
  • Administrative Assistance
  • Crime Prevention Unit Assistance
  • Investigation Unit Assistance
  • Additional Volunteer Opportunities


  • Experience helping others
  • Learn new skills
  • Explore career options
  • Build your resume
  • Network
  • Civic Pride
  • Community involvement