What is the CPV Program?
Citizen Police Volunteers (CPVs) are trained volunteers who operate under the control of the Denton Police Department. Volunteers are not police officers, but they are a valued resource to the police department.
What CPVs do
- Drive the Denton Citizen Police Volunteer patrol vehicle and other city vehicles
- Volunteer in different areas within the Denton Police Department such as Warrants, Criminal Investigations, Property and Evidence, Administrative Assistance, City Jail, Fleet Operations
- Volunteer at Denton Police Department sponsored activities
- Attend the Denton Police Department Annual Awards Banquet (sponsored by the 100 Club), where the Volunteer of the Year is named
CPV Program Admission Requirements
- Must be a United States citizen
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must have a valid Texas Driver’s License or Texas ID
- Must have current automobile insurance (if driving volunteer patrol vehicle or other city vehicle)
- Must not have been convicted of a felony
- Must not have received excessive traffic citations in the last three years
- Must live, work or be a student in the City of Denton (those outside the City of Denton will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis)
- An interview with the Denton Assistant Chief of Police
- DPS CCH Background Check
- Fingerprint submission
- Online courses
How do I apply to the CPV program?
If you are a graduate of the Citizen Police Academy (CPA) and interested in volunteering, please fill out the application at www.dentoncpaaa.org and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com. You can also mail it or bring it to:
Officer Gina Whitson
Denton Police Department
601 E. Hickory Suite E
Denton, TX 76205
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Officer Whitson at 940-349-7241 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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