Volunteers perform fingerprinting for children at the City Showcases and upon request from other departments and community organizations.
GOAL: Provide fingerprinting support as requested.
Volunteers are trained to conduct surveillance at specific locations to prevent auto thefts, vehicle burglaries, and to provide additional eyes and ears for suspect apprehension.
GOAL: Eliminate auto thefts and vehicle burglaries by conducting effective and efficient surveillance.
Volunteers assist the unit with general office duties to include basic filing, light typing, and answering telephones.
GOAL: Ensure the office has adequate administrative support.
Volunteers research Class C Misdemeanor warrants (Municipal Court warrants, usually related to traffic violations) and conduct courtesy calls to citizens to remind them to pay before officer enforcement.
GOAL: Prevent the use of officer enforcement through courtesy calls without arrest at home or business.
Volunteers highly trained and committed to creating a safe and healthy environment during a disaster through education and public awareness.
GOAL: Prepare communities through public education and awareness on how to effectively and efficiently respond to emergencies and disasters, to calm and assist the public to return to normal conditions.
Volunteers who work full-time or have limited free time can opt to do volunteer work at special project events, such as non-criminal fingerprinting events, role-playing for Training Academy cadet scenarios, or participate in a variety of community service projects.
GOAL: Establish a cadre of highly motivated and skilled volunteers for every scenario/event.
PUBLIC SAFETY TEAM
Volunteers undergo a separate application and interview process. Upon acceptance, volunteers are trained to issue Handicap Parking citations to the public and perform other non-hazardous duties for the department.
GOAL: Educate the public on the purpose of Handicap parking, regardless of citation.
THE FAMILY ASSISTANCE CRISIS TEAM (F.A.C.T.)
Established in December 1991, F.A.C.T.is a collaborative, community project responding to victims of family violence. Volunteers are trained in the dynamics of domestic violence, community resources, and safety planning to help accomplish F.A.C.T.'s mission of developing zero tolerance for domestic violence in order to eliminate such violence in the community. F.A.C.T. volunteers provide crisis intervention services to victims of domestic violence in a variety of settings. For more detailed information on the F.A.C.T. program, please click HERE
For more information on additional ways to volunteer through the San Antonio Police Department please click HERE