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Become a Lansing Police Department Volunteer!
Capitol Area Response Effort (C.A.R.E)
The program is designed to reduce family violence by assisting victims after a domestic assault arrest is made by an officer. Volunteers are trained to intervene immediately by providing a listening ear and referrals to other agencies. Volunteers and staff are on call 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.
Volunteers assist citizens who have walk-in questions and general information requests by working the front desks at the main downtown Headquarters Building and the North and South Precinct Buildings. Hours are 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday at the Precincts and 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday at the Headquarters Building.
Participating in a ride-along with a Lansing Police Officer is an opportunity to see what their job is really like behind the scenes. You can ask questions, observe traffic stops, and maybe even witness a crime. You will get a better understanding of what it means to protect and serve. Applicants must sign a waiver of liability form and be at least 18 years of age.
Lansing Police Athletic League (P.A.L.)
PAL is a nonprofit organization run by Lansing Police Officers. LPD officers and volunteers work together to provide sporting activities for the City's at-risk youth. PAL programs emphasize teamwork, positive citizenship, and fun. Youth who participate in PAL activities also realize that police officers are more than just law enforcers; they are also good role models. Hours vary depending on activities. Call 483-6022.
Prints for Life
Volunteers are trained by LPD on how to fingerprint children. Volunteers attend various events and print children so parents have a record of identification should the child become lost or a victim of a crime. All prints are kept by the parents.
School Crossing Guards
Program participants assist children in crossing streets during the school day. Positions pay $6.47 per hour. Participants are needed before school, at lunch time, and after school. Call 483-4004 to apply.
Victim Advocate Program
Victim Advocate volunteers assist officers with distressed citizens in crisis situations. Victim Advocate volunteers provide support, consolation, and referrals for victims and families when a traumatic event occurs. Volunteers are essential in assisting officers in situations of death, serious traffic accidents, house fires and sexual assaults. Volunteers are on call 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.
A program for volunteers to patrol the Riverwalk Trail along the Grand River. Volunteers drive a golf cart to greet, visit with, and assist trail users.
Handicapped Parking Enforcement
Additional suggestions are welcome.