Members of the Shaker Heights Citizens Police Alumni may join the Police Partners Program, becoming active volunteers at the Department. The Partners are a vital resource to the Department in keeping the community safe and helping deter crime.
Police Officers provide specialized training to participants and the volunteers wear uniforms to identify them as such. During 2012, Police Partners performed over 2,500 hours of community service.
Police Partner Volunteer Programs
Citizens on Patrol
Pairs of specially trained volunteers patrol the City in unmarked police cars during the evening hours to serve as additional eyes and ears for the Department. They report suspicious activities and situations that need police intervention.
Police Weapons Cleaning
Monthly, volunteers clean the Department’s shotguns and M4 tactical rifles, freeing up police officers so that they can be out of the station performing regular duty.
A team of volunteers provides fingerprinting for residents who require them for background checks.
A team of volunteers works with the Investigative Bureau to convert old arrest files to new filing formats.
Special Event Details
Police Partners work with officers to provide crowd control and traffic assistance on special events in the city.
Annual Bike Auction
The Partners staff the annual auction of unclaimed property.
Augment safety forces during Presidential of other VIP visits.
Bicycle registration service is provided on request by the Police Partners during neighborhood Block Parties.
Police Partners assist in Police Department training activities by role-playing in exercises.