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Volunteer Policing in the News
VLEOA Featured Articles, PodCasts, and Videos
To Understand Police Reform, Law Professor Volunteered
As a reserve officer with the Washington, D.C. police department, Brooks received the same training as officers at the police academy and was sent on patrol like other police.
"Behind the Star" PodCast: OCSO Reserves
PODCAST: The Orange County Sheriff's Office Reserve Unit is made up of more than 70 volunteer deputies. "Behind the Star" host Jon Busdeker talks about the Reserve Unit with VLEOA president Ross Wolf.
Featured Article: The Guardian
‘I was told to stop Julian Assange if he tried to flee’: Part-time special constables haven’t been in such demand for decades. What makes a lawyer, priest or fast-food worker sign up to fight crime for free?
Orange County (FL) Sheriff's Office
VIDEO: Reserve deputies donate their time and expertise to their communities and the sheriff's office, and can work independently or with a partner, depending on their designation, experience, and training.
Police Day: Malaysia
VLEOA Board of Advisors' member and Associate Professor Dr Cheah Phaik Kin is a volunteer police constable in the Police Volunteer Reserve of the Royal Malaysia Police. She writes about the experiences.
DC Reserve Officers
VIDEO: VLEOA Board of Advisors' member Marvin "Ben" Haiman talks about D.C.’s police department reserves. This reports focuses on volunteers who continue to step in and provide a valuable resource to the city.
Los Angeles Reserve Policing
The LA County Sheriff's Department has 570 reserve deputies who do search and rescue, patrol the streets and perform a long list of other duties such as working in the Homicide Bureau. The LAPD has around 400 reserve officers.
Reserve Officers: Featured Article
The number of sworn law enforcement officers is decreasing, even as rates of violent crime are rising. One proven step that law enforcement agencies can take to address the shortages is to implement — and continue — reserve officer programs.
Police Chief: Featured Article
Citizen volunteer police (and part-time police) can be part of an effective model to meet sudden planned or unplanned needs for an increase in personnel and as a way to create a bond with the communities they serve.
Featured Article: Singapore Police
The Singapore Police Force (SPF) celebrates hiring women officers into its ranks. In 2014, women volunteer officers made up about 20% of the VSC. Today they make up 30%.
Ride-along with Volunteer Police
Dr. Laura Knight spent some time in Orlando to present at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference and, during the trip, she was invited to join a volunteer police officer for a ridealong during his evening shift in the tourism area of Orange County.
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
Trauma surgeon Dr. Kenji Inaba, director of surgical ICU at USC, talks about how he swaps scrubs for a training uniform and a scalpel for a Glock as a reserve with the LAPD. Use the "click here for video" button below for the Lester Holt interview, or read his story in the USC News by clicking here.
A Stethoscope and a Badge
As a medical student and a reserve police officer, Faroukh Mehkri has found two ways to serve others. “Law enforcement and medicine are two things I’m passionate about,” Mehkri said. “It’s the perfect combination of what I want to do with my life.”
Orange County (FL) Facebook Video
VIDEO: Orange County Sheriff's Office (FL) Reserve Deputies are fully sworn law enforcement officers who donate their time and expertise to the Sheriff's Office.
Celebrities as Volunteer Police
Some of these stars credit their characters with inspiring them to don the badge. Others left dangerous police work behind to pursue a career in show business. But what all of these celebrities have in common is a respect for law enforcement and a desire to help people.
Accolades in Special Policing (UK)
Cheshire (UK) Special Constabulary Chief Officer Celvyn Jones has been honored with a Lord Ferrers Award. The Lord Ferrers Awards are the UK's most prestigious national awards for citizens in policing.