Monday, July 31, 2017

Volunteer Opportunity - MPD Domestic Violence Liaison

Image result for mpd policeThe Metropolitan Police Department is currently seeking volunteers to serve as Domestic Violence Liaisons this fall.  This opportunity will allow MPD citizen volunteers to ride along with patrol officers and provide victims of domestic violence with resources and information provided by DC SAFE. Volunteers will receive at least 20 hours of specialized training provided by DC SAFE, as well as MPD volunteer training, and will sign up for shifts to ride along with officers. Volunteers will not act as law enforcement personnel or advocates, but rather to be a liaison between DC SAFE, MPD, and domestic violence victims in need of information about services. These volunteers will join the ranks of the MPD Citizen Volunteers and will provide critical information and resources to a vulnerable population, thus helping furthering DC SAFE and MPD's missions of serving and helping the public.

This is a great opportunity for anyone interest in law enforcement, counseling, or any helping profession to gain hands-on experience working with police officers and assisting victim. The position has a low time commitment and hours are very flexible.  For more information please visit: https://mpdc.dc.gov/page/domestic-violence-liaison.