Volunteer with DPSOverview

We offer many opportunities for citizens to help make our state an even better place to live.  Consider sharing your most precious gift — your time. Whatever you can spare, a few hours a week, or several hours a day, we need your help! Civilian volunteers provide technical and administrative support in a wide variety of areas.

For sworn reserve officer volunteer opportunities, click here.

Minimum Qualifications and Selection Process

Applicants must complete and submit an application for all volunteer positions. Civilian volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. All applicants must furnish a copy of their high school diploma (or G.E.D.) (required for reserve officer positions), birth certificate, have a valid driver license (required for reserve officer positions) and/or other form of identification and successfully pass an extensive interview and background investigation, a polygraph examination and a drug-screening.   In addition, for reserve officer positions you must be a U.S. citizen; and legally authorized to work in the U.S. for all other volunteer positions.

All volunteers will be provided with orientation training and any other training necessary for the position where they will be working.

Current Openings / How to Apply

  • To view current civilian volunteer opportunities, click here.
  • To apply, or for additional information and requirements on becoming a reserve officer, click here.


If you have any questions or would like to speak with someone regarding volunteer opportunities within the Arizona Department of Public Safety, please call 602-223-2290.

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