||Hours: At least 4 hrs per week
||Job Site: City Hall or police substations
|Commitment: One year
||Minimum Age: 21 (18 for student interns)
|Work environment: Office
||State Patrol Check Required: Yes
Variety of assignments for the Police Department, including staffing the police substations downtown and at Crossroads and Factoria, parking enforcement and administrative and clerical support. Not all positions are open at all times.
The volunteer program is designed for long-term commitment and requires candidates to undergo a rigorous application and screening process, including a personal interview, criminal history checks, thorough background investigation and polygraph test. Candidates are considered for specific assignments based on their qualifications, interests and availability. Minimum qualifications for all assignments are the same as those for regular police staff and include:
- At least 21 years of age (18 for college student internship)
- U.S. citizen or valid work permit/green card
- Good driving record
- No prior felony or serious misdemeanor arrests or convictions
- No use or possession of illegal drugs within the past three years
- No sale or manufacture of illegal drugs ever
- No recent history (last 10 years) of alcohol or drug addiction/abuse (including prescription drugs)
- No history of chronic mental or emotional illness
- Ability to successfully complete the application and screening process
If you would like to apply to become a Bellevue Police Volunteer, please fill out the application and mail it into the police volunteer coordinator at the address listed in the right column of this page. Applicants will be contacted if a suitable volunteer assignment is available for consideration. The complete application process includes a series of interviews, a complete background investigation, and polygraph exam. If you have questions, contact the police volunteer coordinator, Marji Trachtman at (425) 452-6017.
NOTE: The Police Department cannot accommodate group volunteer projects, court-mandated community service or high school community service projects.
It is the policy of the City of Bellevue to provide volunteer opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual preference and/or disability.