‘Training Academy’ begins this month
The Mammoth Police Department’s Volunteer Program, designed to supplement the beleaguered force, is off the ground.
Police Chief Dan Watson said the department is taking applications effective immediately.
The volunteers, he said, are needed to perform administrative duties such as greeting and assisting visitors at the front counter, providing translation services, and data entry.
Watson said there also will be a Community Patrol where volunteers will patrol the streets conducting vacation checks, enforcing some parking violations, and assisting at crime and traffic collision scenes.
“We are also looking for volunteers to reestablish the Neighborhood Watch Program,” he said in a news release.
“The requirements for volunteers include that they must be at least 18 years of age, in good health, and pass a background investigation,” he said.
Volunteers would be required to attend a volunteer training academy to be scheduled some time in July.
Applications can be picked up at the Police Department, 568 Old Mammoth Road, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Citizens can also request one by mail by calling 760-934-2011.
Applications will also be available online soon, he said.