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Winnipeg Police Service

Community Volunteer

Under the direction of the Volunteer Coordinator and the assigned Constable, Community Volunteers staff the front counter at the Public Safety Building/Police Headquarters, the East District Station, the West District Station and the Winnipeg Police Museum in the City of Winnipeg.

The duties of a Community Volunteer include:

  • Greet the public, question as to the reason for their attendance
  • Ensure the person has the proper document(s) to conduct business
  • Answer the telephone and redirect calls / forward messages
  • Provide administrative support for the Block Parent Program
  • Provide direction/referrals concerning WPS and outside agency programs
  • Ensure pamphlets are available to the public
  • Accept payment & applications for Alarm Permits
  • Accept applications for a Criminal Record Search
  • Assist in the preparation of a Constable taking a report

For further information interested individuals can contact the Community Volunteer Coordinator Paul Gillespie at 204-451-3752.

Community Volunteer Program - Why We Volunteer

Following are some of the stories of our volunteers and why they choose to volunteer with the Community Volunteer Program:

Wenwen Yu"I have been a volunteer with Winnipeg Police Service since May 2016. I really enjoyed volunteering with WPS Community Volunteer Program. 

Volunteering means a lot to me. Being a volunteer, I am able to participate in training courses with the City which contributes to my professional growth. For example, I have been active in events such as Cop Shop and working with WPS trainers in role playing training exercise. I like to try new things. When I assist charity event, I am able to go through some challenges I have never come across before. I am also learning new skills in this process. I love kids and participate a lot in Copper play with kids, i.e. Teddybears Picnic, Kidsfest … I feel fulfilled when I am seeing the smiles on their faces. 

I am looking forward to participating in more Community events and helping more people."

Wenwen Yu

Anton Ivashchenko" My volunteer experience was an excellent opportunity to participate in the (Winnipeg) community … as well as a unique chance to get an insight into Law Enforcement. A lot of what I've learned comes in to play in my current role of Auxiliary Force Cadet."

Cadet Anton Ivashchenko, C254

Last Update: March 18, 2019

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