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Volunteer Opportunities

The Long Beach Police Department places a high value on our volunteers.  Consider joining our team by calling (562) 570-5299 or emailing LBPDVolunteer@longbeach.gov.

Community Advisory Committee

The Office of Constitutional Policing (OCP) analyzes current policies and practices to ensure alignment with the highest standards, legislative mandates, and community perspectives.

In February 2021, OCP established the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) to act as a vital resource for the Police Department by providing community perspectives in the Police Department's formation of public-facing policies and practices. The CAC acts in an advisory capacity and is intended to provide a forum for discussion to gain a broad spectrum of viewpoints for the Long Beach Police Department executive team to consider while forming policies and practices. The CAC also helps the Police Department increase transparency and public trust.

The CAC is comprised of active Long Beach community members representing a diverse collection of backgrounds and experiences, including but not limited to education, non-profit organizations, public relations, faith community, business, and youth representation.

Interested candidates can review the full advertisement here.

Community Police Academy

This interactive training day teaches community members about topics such as patrol operations, laws of arrest, internal affairs, and community engagement, through a combination of classroom and scenario-based activities. 

Participants must be at least 18 years old, have no outstanding warrants, not be involved in any active investigations, or have any recent felony convictions. Click here to register. Questions may be directed to LBPDCommunityEngagement@longbeach.gov.



Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) Program

The Long Beach Police Department places a high value on our volunteers. Volunteers are placed in areas that utilize their skills, talents and interests.  Police volunteerism helps break down barriers and builds relationships between the Police Department and the community.

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Law Enforcement Internship Program

The internship program is a great opportunity for college students to gain “hands-on” experience before entering the competitive world of law enforcement and who must complete an internship as part of their academic requirements.

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Senior Police Partners

The Senior Police Partners are a highly motivated group of seniors dedicated to making a difference in our community.

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Reserve Officer Program

**Not accepting applications at this time**

The Long Beach Police Department Reserve Program is a volunteer organization comprised of men and women who are sworn Peace Officers while on duty.  There are three Reserve Officer levels. 

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Mounted Police

The Long Beach Mounted Police is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide continued support of the equine world through education and demonstration of good horsemanship. They also participate in parades representing the City of Long Beach and the Long Beach Police Department.

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Youth Volunteer Programs

The Long Beach Police Explorers and Long Beach Search & Rescue Programs offer young people between the ages of 14-20 the opportunity to provide volunteer service to their community. Youth volunteers will learn about career possibilities in either law enforcement, fire protection, or the emergency medical services fields.

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