City of Sunrise Police Department volunteers serve the community while learning more about law enforcement and making new friends. Volunteers act in a variety of roles - such as providing administrative assistance to the Department, greeting visitors at the Public Safety Complex, and lending a hand at special events. Please review the Sunrise Police Department Volunteer Program Application or call (954) 746-3370 for general information regarding the Department's volunteer opportunities.
The Department also offers residents an opportunity to participate in the Citizens Volunteer Patrol (CVP). The CVP is designed to reduce crime by having citizens patrol their own neighborhoods and report any suspicious or criminal activity to the police. Eligible participants must be 21 years of age or older and reside or own a business within the City of Sunrise. For more information, download the CVP Application Packet or contact PSA Arnie Axelrodat (954) 746-3770.
Other specialized volunteer programs within the Sunrise Police Department include:
Seniors and Lawmen Together (SALT) Council. SALT is comprised of mature/retired leaders working in cooperation with public safety and elder affairs professionals. Through education and communication, SALT strives to reduce the criminal victimization of older citizens and enhance the delivery of law enforcement services to seniors. For more information, please call (954) 746-3384.
Police Explorers. This program provides a means through which young men and women ages 14 to 20 may decide, via actual experience, whether they would like to pursue a law enforcement career. The Explorer program focuses on community service and citizen involvement, and may also include recreational activities and competitive events. For more information, please call (954) 746-3370.