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Police and Fire Volunteer Opportunities

Please note, all volunteers must first successfully complete the Southlake Citizens Academy before being able to volunteer with any program listed below.  The need to complete the Citizens Academy is required due to the sensitive nature of the Police and Fire Department operations.  Valuable information and training is gained through Citizens Academy that will help an individual understand the inner workings of each department.
CLICK HERE for information or to register for an upcoming Citizens Academy.

Below is a list of volunteer programs that work to enhance our community and engage our citizens while working with the Police and Fire Departments.  A brief description is provided, please visit each page for more details about each program.

Southlake DPS Citizens Association (SDCA)
The Southlake DPS Citizens Association (SDCA) members are graduates of the DPS Citizens Academy who choose to move into areas of service after completing the academy.



Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
When a disaster strikes, CERT volunteers spring into action. CERT is a group of organized disaster workers with specialized training who provide assistance in the community in the event of an emergency or crisis. CERT is vitally important to both the community and Southlake public safety members, as it teams civilian forces with public safety resources to maximize response during an emergency.
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Citizens on Patrol (COP)
Members of Southlake Citizens on Patrol program are additional eyes and ears of the Police Department. These members choose to serve in a patrol capacity. COP members patrol neighborhoods, business areas and parks, reporting any suspicious or criminal activity to the police.


Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS)
VIPS members are able to give back by offering their skills, support and expertise to the Police Department in an administrative capacity.  Tasks could include office administration, special projects or events, or working with Municipal Court.        

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Fire Rehab
Fire Rehab members work in a team environment and respond to fire or training scenes to support firefighters.  The need for these on-scene rehab efforts cannot be understated: they protect the firefighters' health and safety
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Renni Burt
Fire Department
600 State Street
(817) 748-8349

Valerie Snyder
Police Department
600 State Street
(817) 748-8173

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