The Citizen Volunteer program is essentially a service program. It functions to augment and assist the commissioned and non-commissioned members of the SPD in their performance of their duties. This program fills the gap between college age volunteers and retired senior volunteers. Applicants must be 18 years of age.
On-line Citizen Volunteer Application packet in PDF format
The Spokane Police Department (SPD) invites members of our community to participate in our ride along program. Due to citizen and officer safety, SPD's ride along policy is strictly managed. SPD will conduct a background check before a ride along occurs. Preference will be given to those affiliated with police programs in some capacity (i.e. candidates for hire, individuals enrolled in law enforcement academic courses, officers from other jurisdictions or functions associated with SPD). Please contact Sgt. Yamada at (509) 625-4003 to sign-up for a ride along or for more information.