Volunteers are community members who are recruited from the Citizens' Police Academy and trained in various police-related duties. Volunteers function as an auxiliary unit of the Tustin Police Department, but are not armed and have no powers of arrest beyond those of any citizen. These dedicated volunteers enable the Department to focus its resources on priority tasks, thus enhancing the effectiveness and quality of service to the community. They also make it possible to undertake projects that were previously considered unfeasible due to lack of personnel resources. The volunteers are an integral part of the police family, and serve in direct support of regular staff in almost every division of the Department.
Applications and questions should be directed to Officer Dana Harper at
(714) 573-3272 or DHarper@tustinca.org.