One of the New Orleans Police Department’s goals is to promote greater citizens participation. With this in mind the VoCal Program was created. The VoCal (Volunteers Can Lead) Program provides an opportunity for residents to volunteer their time and skills to assist the New Orleans Police Department in its efforts to address the community’s needs.
Here are some areas where volunteers’ time and skills can be used include:
• providing clerical duties in our district stations
• providing tourist information for visitors at the Eighth District Station
• greeting and assisting visitors at the reception desk at Police Headquarters
• participating in and lending ideas to our Crime Prevention Programs
Any citizens interested in becoming a VoCaL volunteer must be at least 18-years-old, must pass a police background check, must pass a standard drug screening, and must commit to a minimum of 12 hours a month volunteer service. Anyone interested in joining the VoCal Program or need additional information can contact Officer Stephen Harrell at SJHarrell@nola.gov.
The Volunteer application can be found online at nopd.com.