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 Applicants Please Note:
Volunteer Applications should be submitted in person to the Volunteer Desk at Winnipeg Police Service Headquarters (245 Smith Street) between 8:00am and 4:00pm, Monday to Friday. Volunteer Applications will be kept on file for a period of six months.
Why we volunteer
Following are some of the stories of our volunteers and why they choose to volunteer with the Community Volunteer Program:
"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."
" 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
November 4, 2019
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