Citizen Volunteer Ambassador Program

How To Become A Volunteer

As the Sarasota Police Department's Citizen Volunteer Coordinator, I want to encourage you to consider joining our program, a partnership between the police and citizens who serve their community with excellence and pride.

There are many ways to serve the community. The Citizen Volunteer Program is an excellent opportunity to join others who are committed to the community that we live in and the police department that serves them. Our program provides a resource of qualified volunteers to assist the Sarasota Police Department in maintaining and improving the quality of service provided to the citizens of the City of Sarasota.

There are many ways that you can participate in the Citizen Volunteer Program:
Walking Patrols, Neighborhood Vehicle Patrols, Administrative Duties at the Police Department, Emergency Cellular Phone Distribution, Parking Enforcement Specialists, and a variety of opportunities in an expanding program.

Consider the opportunity to be a member of this community driven program. Join the Sarasota Police Department and the City of Sarasota as a member of the Citizen Volunteer Program and be part of a winning team.

The Sarasota Police Department is actively recruiting volunteers for its Citizen Volunteer Program. Community-minded persons may apply to work inside the police department in a variety of positions or work as "citizens on patrol". By doing so, you are serving your community and working with our officers to maintain the quality of life that we have become so accustomed to in Sarasota. Call now for an application and for more information.

Click here for the Citizen Volunteer Application

Volunteer Coordinator
Michelle Rinaca
Sarasota Police Department
2099 Adams Lane, Sarasota, FL 34237
Office (941) 366-2845


Our Sarasota Police Volunteers in the News

Sarasota Herald Tribune:  Sarasota Police volunteer program fosters relationships

Fox 13 Tampa:  More and more Volunteers have Officers backs

SNN Local News 6 Sarasota:  Volunteers For Sarasota Police Department Increases

ABC Action News Tampa:  Police shootings result in volunteer surge at Sarasota P.D.

Sarasota Patch:  Sarasota Police Volunteer Ambassadors Honored by State

SRQ Magazine:  Sarasota PD Volunteers Honored

Volunteer Florida:  Governor Scott & Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Awards

The IACP/BodyWorn Leadership in Law Enforcement Volunteer Programs Award