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As a Volunteer for the Newport Police Department, your unique skills are rendered to assist the Department with a wide variety of duties. Participation in the Volunteer Program allows the citizens of the Newport community to become involved in police department activities and to provide assistance to Department staff. Through these activities and assistance, volunteers work with the community to prevent crime, provide services and create a safer environment for the City of Newport. Volunteers are fully trained to assist the Records staff, Detectives and Sergeants with special projects.

The Newport Police Volunteer Association is a 501(c)(3).




Why should you volunteer with the Police Department?

  • To contribute to making your community a safer place to live
  • To assist in putting more officers on the street for law enforcement
  • To gain valuable work experience
  • To fulfill personal endeavors and goals
  • To improve job skills
  • To explore a new career
  • Most importantly, because you have the time to donate your valuable services


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How will my services as a Volunteer be utilized by the Police Department?

The Department currently has various programs that utilize Volunteers. You let us know what your area of expertise is or you may attend Department training to participate in programs that require specialized skills.

Newport Police Department Volunteer Programs:

  • Administrative Support Program
  • Crash Scene Traffic Control
  • Citizen Patrol
  • Disabled Parking Enforcement Program
  • Emergency Management
  • Nuisance Vehicle Monitoring
  • Crowd Control
  • Tourist Assistance
  • Fleet Assistance
  • Children I.D. Kits
  • Ambassadors
  • Municipal Court bailiff


What are the eligibility requirements to become a Volunteer?

  • You must be 19 years of age or older. **Please note that several volunteer assignments require that you are 21 years of age or older

  • You must pass a background check. No serious criminal convictions

  • You must have a good driving record

  • You must have good moral character

  • You must follow Police Department Policies and Procedures


How can I become a Volunteer?

You must complete a Volunteer Application and return it to the Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteer Applications may be picked up at Newport Police Department located in City Hall or, for your convenience, you may click on the link below and print a copy of the application.


Volunteer Application (pdf file)