Volunteer Program

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Millbrae Volunteers in Policing

The volunteer program is a unique way that citizens can help the Millbrae Police Bureau operate more efficiently as well as serve the community. Implemented by former Millbrae Police Chief Greg Cowart in October 1999, the program was designed to assist police personnel and enable them to deliver additional services to the public.

The volunteers work in various areas of the department, depending on personal interest and department needs. Currently, volunteers put in over 5,000 hours annually in the Patrol Division, Records Section, Administration, Support Services Divisions and various other special assignments.

Millbrae Volunteers in PolicingCitizens who wish to join the Volunteer Program must be residents of the City of Millbrae or the surrounding area, pass a background investigation, contribute a minimum of 10 hours a month and commit to at least a year of service.

Preferred skills and abilities for volunteers include: 

  • Passion for the community.   
  • Good verbal communication.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions.
  • Ability to work well with others.    

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, or have additional questions about the program, please call Special Services at (650) 259-2312 or stop by the Millbrae Police Bureau to pick up an application.  

Get Involved. Be a Volunteer.