Lynnwood Police now accepting applications for Citizens Patrol volunteers


The Lynnwood Police Department is now recruiting for membership to the Citizens Patrol volunteer group and applications are due by Sept. 29, 2017. This is a group of 50 dedicated individuals who work alongside our police officers to provide support with various tasks which enhance the quality of life for our diverse Lynnwood communities.

Working in teams of two, Citizens Patrol members assist the work of officers by directing traffic, opening locked vehicle doors, patrolling businesses and neighborhoods, assisting with vehicle battery jump starts, and more.

Members are asked to sign up for two four-hour evening shifts per month, and attend a monthly training meeting. Day and night shifts on weekends are also available.

How to get started:

  1. Complete a volunteer application and background check
  2. Casual oral board interview
  3. Attend a unique five- week Citizens Patrol Training Academy starting Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 (6-9:30 p.m.)


Forms can be found on online at the following link: Citizens Patrol Online Application Form

Please submit your application by Sept. 29.

Along with the Citizens Patrol group, LPD also offers a VIPS program (Volunteers in Public Safety), an Explorers Post (ages 14-20), Car Seat Technician and other volunteer opportunities. To learn more, click here or call at 425-670-5639 or 425-670-5635.


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