The La Porte Police Department’s Volunteer Program was started in March of 2009 and is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. Although the program consists primarily of citizens who have completed the Citizen's Police Academy, it is not a requirement to become a volunteer. The main objective of the program is to foster teamwork between the Police Department and the citizens we serve.
Goals of the Program
Additional goals for the program are to give volunteers a basic understanding of the daily operations of the Police Department, gain assistance from our volunteers with upcoming community events, and provide an opportunity for Volunteers to serve the community in which they live.
Our volunteers assist the Police Department with community events such as:
Christmas on Main Street
Fourth of July Festivities
National Night Out
National Police Week
Sylvan Beach Day
The City of La Porte Health and Safety Fair
The Battle of San Jacinto Triathlon
In addition to these events, some of our volunteers will have an opportunity to be a part of the day-to-day operations at the police station by providing help in various departments such as our Crime Victims Liaison’s Office and the Records Division.
We are excited about our Volunteer Program and look forward to its continued growth. If you or anyone you know is interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact P.A.R. Officer Rene Hernandez at 281-842-3161.