Citizen Volunteer Program


The Citizen Volunteer Unit is a vital part of the Winter Haven Police Department. Volunteers serve in many areas of the agency, including administrative, neighborhood patrol, trail patrol, and assisting detectives, just to name a few. Your skills may be just what the agency needs while allowing you to use your talents in a unique capacity in law enforcement.

Below is a list of duties this program is tasked with:

  • Parks/Trail Patrol  (golf cart or walk)
    • Patrols parks throughout the City of Winter Haven
    • Serves as eyes and ears of Winter Haven Police within the Parks
    • Attend unit meeting once a quarter
  • Special Events
    • Enjoys communicating with people
    • Available for weekend events
    • Set up table displays
    • Child fingerprinting
  • Neighborhood Patrol
    • Patrol throughout designated neighborhoods within the City
    • Assist motorist in distress
    • Assist Winter Haven Police officers with traffic crashes
    • Conduct directed patrols in identified crime areas
  • Administrative Volunteers
    • Assist with clerical duties
    • Answer phones and citizen care in front lobby
    • Fingerprinting in the front lobby


Applicants must pass a background check. For an application, visit the Police Department or send an email to J. Brown and one will be sent to you. The Police Department is located at:
125 N Lake Silver Drive NW
Winter Haven, FL 33881