Indianapolis Police Department
Sgt. Michael Croddy
901 N. Post Road #232
Indianapolis, IN 46219
The Indianapolis Police Department Volunteer Services Section is comprised of three units. The Police Reserves, The Civilian Volunteer Police Unit and a Police Explorer unit.
Reserve officers perform many of the same duties as full-time officers. These duties include accident investigation, field patrol, foot patrol, traffic details, special sporting events, and prisoner transportation. Reserve officer candidates are given extensive classroom and field training in a variety of law enforcement disciplines. Upon successful completion of the training, the Reserve officer is granted full police authority.
The Civilian Volunteer Police Unit is a support organization of the Indianapolis Police Department. It is comprised of citizens who perform many duties to assist the Department in meeting its goals and providing service.
Members of the Civilian Volunteer Police Program serve in many capacities, including traffic details, special event assistance, and emergency call-outs.
The Indianapolis Police Department in collaboration with the Boy Scouts of America sponsors the IPD Explorer Program. The program gives youth an opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement.
Date established: February 1971
Number of volunteers: 100
Hours volunteers contributed last year: 10,000
Last updated: 5/24/2006
Civilian Volunteer Program