You can help keep our community safe. Become an important part of a unique organization: become a police volunteer. An experience you'll never forget!

The Ottawa Police Service believes in Community Policing - solving community problems with the assistance of members of the community. Community Police Centres rely heavily on trained volunteers. Most of our volunteers assist at Centres in their neighbourhoods. They answer questions about the police service and crime statistics for their area. They may also run crime prevention programs depending on a community's needs. Individuals are selected on the basis of their ability to perform assignment requirements.

Volunteers must be a minimum of 18 years of age, have no police record and be available to commit a minimum of 4 hours per week for a minimum of 1 year. The screening process includes an interview with the supervising officer, a reference check, and a background check performed by our organization, at no cost to the applicant. If you are between the ages of 14 and 18, you may be interested in participating in our OPS Cadet Corps program or our High School Cooperative Education program.

You can get involved as a prospective volunteer with the Ottawa Police Service by applying online for specific vacant volunteer opportunities.

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If there are no positions posted at the time of your inquiry, it simply means we currently have no openings. Check this section of our Web site often.

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you wish to submit an application, please do not hesitate to contact our Volunteer Coordinator via email or by calling 613-236-1222, extension 4124.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Ottawa Police Service.