Open Hours: Mon - Thur 7:00 am - 5:30 pm & Fri 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Police Department Volunteers

“Volunteers are a gift to the community and a very welcome addition to the Sanford Police Department.”

The Sanford Police Volunteers are a team of highly trained citizens who enhance vital crime prevention services and community awareness through proactive law enforcement principles. Members do not take enforcement action or make arrest. All suspicious activity is reported to the Sanford Police Department.

Why Become A Volunteer?

  • Contribute to positive communications between the community and law enforcement
  • To assist in controlling, reducing and preventing crime in Sanford
  • To offer your area of professional expertise
  • To gain valuable work experience

The volunteers will receive training.

  • Orientation and Organization
  • Crime Prevention
  • Driver Awareness
  • Traffic Control
  • Radio Communications
  • CPR and First Aid Patrol Procedures

POSITIONS AVAILABLE:                                 

  • Assist with Administrative Duties  
  • Citizens on Patrol  
  • Accreditation  
  • Community Events                                                    
  • Records


  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Complete Volunteer Application.
  • Possess a valid Florida driver’s license.
  • Interview with the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Successfully pass the Sanford Police Citizen’s Academy.

Explorer Program

The intent of the Explorer Program is to educate and involve youth in police operations, and to interest them in law enforcement functions, whether they enter police work or not. Through involvement, the Explorer program establishes an awareness of the complexities of police service. The Explorer program provides experiences to help young people mature and to become responsible and caring adults. These young adults learn ethical decision making through positive social interaction, leadership development, hands-on experience, problem solving skills, and service to the community.

Explorer members are given an opportunity to see firsthand the efforts of police officers. The law enforcement community can invest in its own future through relationships with fit and capable young adults.

There is a $15 program fee.

Explorer Program


  • Between 14 and 20 years old
  • Must maintain a GPA 2.0
  • Have parental permission
  • Pass a criminal background check
    • Not have been convicted of any crime with the exception of a minor traffic violation
  • Be of good moral character

If you would like more information, please contact:

300 N Park Ave
Sanford FL, 32771

Opening Hours:

Mon – Thur:  7:00 am – 5:30 pm

Fri:  8:00 am – 1:00 pm

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