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550 East 6th Street
Beaumont, CA 92223
One of the most important aspects of the Beaumont Police Department volunteer program is the diversity of responsibilities that volunteers undertake on a daily basis. Volunteers create and maintain a delicate balance in the Department by providing essential services in both sworn and civilian-related duties. In this way, volunteers serve as a bridge between officers and civilians as they represent their communities in all aspects of Department-related functions.

The following list represents a sample of the variety of programs that are open to volunteer involvement.

  • Graffiti Abatement
  • District Attorney Filings
  • Station Assistance
  • Reception, Typing/Filing
  • Various Clerical Duties

  • Detective Assistance
  • Community Service
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Parking Issues
  • Minor Traffic Collisions

Citizen Volunteer Patrol (CVP)
Citizen Volunteers are proud representatives of the community.  They are highly visible while on patrol. The primary objectives for the volunteers are to prevent crime by mere presence, or identify public hazards. Volunteers also act as the eyes and ears of the Beaumont Police Department by identifying suspicious activities, crimes in progress, or dangerous circumstances. The volunteers do not take action themselves, but notify the proper authorities for handling.

The Volunteers on Patrol accept their mission to serve the community with the enduring belief that in so doing they will maintain the highest level of safety, quality of life, and the beauty of community that everyone is entitled to.

Chaplain Program
Police chaplains serve in a wide variety of ways. They may be called upon to assist in death notifications, assist and support victims in times of crisis, respond to suicide incidents, and serve as part of a crisis response team. They visit sick or injured personnel, are a resource for counseling for members of the agency and their families, and serve as a liaison with other clergy in the community. They are called upon to deliver the invocation or benediction at public ceremonies as representatives of the police department. They also are on hand to serve inside the police department.

The position of police chaplain is typically a special, non-certified position that carries no law enforcement powers, but does require that person have or develop an unique understanding of police work and the challenges law enforcement officers and their families face on a daily basis. This understanding enables them to be a very effective part of the department, assisting inside and outside the patrol car.

The role of police chaplain can be a very demanding position as their services can be requested at all hours of the night, under all kinds of conditions. They are bound by the same ethics as law enforcement officers, especially when it comes to confidentiality, as well as by departmental policies and procedures.

Explorer Program
Law Enforcement Exploring is the preeminent career orientation and experience program for young people contemplating a career in law enforcement or a related field in the criminal justice system. Its mission is to offer young adults, 14 and have completed the eighth grade and not yet 21 years old, a personal awareness of the criminal justice system through training, practical experiences, competition, and other activities.

Additionally, the program promotes personal growth through character development, respect for the rule of law, physical fitness, good citizenship and patriotism. Law Enforcement Explorer Posts are sponsored by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies throughout the country. Law Enforcement Exploring is endorsed by numerous professional organizations, to include the International Chiefs of Police Association (IACP) and the National Sheriffs Association (NSA).

Law Enforcement Exploring has been in existence since 1959 and is a well established and highly respected program that has served as a platform from which countless young adults have launched a successful career with local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Many Chiefs of Police, Sheriffs, and heads of other types of law enforcement agencies credit Law Enforcement Exploring for providing them the foundation for a successful career.