Volunteer Opportunities

The Suffolk Police Department affords volunteer opportunities in 6 areas:
  • Administration
  • Animal Control
  • Auxiliary
  • Chaplain
  • Civic League Liaison
  • Intern

Auxiliary Program

The Suffolk Police Department allows for 2 levels of volunteerism within our Auxiliary Program. Upon completion of the training program, a minimum of 16 volunteer hours a month are required of participants in both auxiliary programs.

Auxiliary 'A' Program

At the end of the training program, applicants will be VA DCJS certified as a Law Enforcement Officer. It is a sworn and armed volunteer position. Training Requirements for the program include:
  • Applicants must complete a 10 month regional academy
  • A time commitment of approximately 48 hours a month is required
  • Applicants must complete a 140 hour Field Training Program
  • Field training to be held in the City of Suffolk
  • Location varies but classes will be held in the Hampton Roads area
  • Some weekend commitments will be required
  • The Field Training Program lasts approximately 7 months

Auxiliary 'B' Program

At the end of the training program, applicants will have the training necessary to assist as "Traffic Assistance Officers." This is a non-sworn and non-armed volunteer position. Training Requirements for Auxiliary 'B' include:
  • Applicants must complete 4 training Ride Alongs
  • Applicants must complete a 10 hour training class


  • For college credit or experience
  • Not less than 120 hours
  • Specific start and stop dates


Ordained ministers can provide spiritual support for the police, civil servants in the department and citizens.

Administration, Civic League Liaison & Animal Control Volunteers

Volunteer opportunities are available within various areas of the police department including Administration, Civic League Liaison, and Animal Control. Our Department is made better by its selfless volunteers. If you are interested in spending some time each month assisting the police department in accomplishing its mission; we welcome the opportunity to discuss the unique contribution you can make.

Selection Requirements for all Volunteer Positions

Auxiliary Police Officer volunteers must pass:
  • Background investigation
  • Chief's interview
  • Medical examination
  • Polygraph examination
  • Psychological examination